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Old 11-01-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Kobo to release 32GB Kobo Aura One

https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/...-32gb-storage/

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Kobo responded today to the launch of the new Kindle Oasis by releasing a new Aura One model.

Launched last August, the Aura One had a 7.8" Carta E-ink screen, 8GB of storage, and cost $230.

The new model has the same screen, four times the storage, and a price tag of $279. It's going to be available in late November or early December - but only in the US and Japan.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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Did Amazon ever release the Manga Kindle in the US?

It's a shame they couldn't release the Aura ONE with 32GB and price it the same as the original Aura ONE, or the Oasis 2.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:53 PM   #3
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Did Amazon ever release the Manga Kindle in the US?
You mean the 32GB PW that was released in Japan? No.

Very shortsighted of Kobo to only release this model in the US and Japan. It's a world-wide market.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #4
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Did Amazon ever release the Manga Kindle in the US?

It's a shame they couldn't release the Aura ONE with 32GB and price it the same as the original Aura ONE, or the Oasis 2.
The 32GB Aura One is priced the same as the 32GB WiFi Oasis 2. The cost in the US for the Oasis is $279.99 with special offers. The Kobo has no special offers.
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The 32GB Aura One is priced the same as the 32GB WiFi Oasis 2. The cost in the US for the Oasis is $279.99 with special offers. The Kobo has no special offers.
The cost in the US for the new, water-proof Oasis is $249.99. That, I think is what people will see. Maybe I'm wrong.

But you are right, it is a fair comparison.

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The cost in the US for the new, water-proof Oasis is $249.99. That, I think is what people will see. Maybe I'm wrong.

But you are right, it is a fair comparison.
That's for the 8GB KO2. The KO2 with 32GB is $279.99.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:24 PM   #7
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I'd consider getting one if I need to replace my Kobo Glo HD that I upgraded to 64 GB. I still think 32 GB is probably too small, especially for graphic novel fans, but I acknowledge that there's some portion of my ebook collection that I probably don't really need to have on my reader right now (or maybe ever).
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:45 PM   #8
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First Sony refusing to sell the RP-1 in Europe, and now Kobo as well?

I can't think of any reason to exclude your product from the world's second largest market
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:51 PM   #9
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First Sony refusing to sell the RP-1 in Europe, and now Kobo as well?

I can't think of any reason to exclude your product from the world's second largest market
The press release calls it "Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition". It is probably a limited production run to test the waters and grab some attention from Kindle. Hopefully it will be successful enough to keep going and release elsewhere.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:18 AM   #10
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The press release calls it "Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition". It is probably a limited production run to test the waters and grab some attention from Kindle. Hopefully it will be successful enough to keep going and release elsewhere.
Hmmm.... brings back memories of the last Kobo limited edition -- the Aura HD.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:23 AM   #11
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Does the Kobo ereader still has the problem that pictures can't be zoomed if you don't convert epubs to Kobo epubs?
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:00 AM   #12
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The press release calls it "Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition". It is probably a limited production run to test the waters and grab some attention from Kindle. Hopefully it will be successful enough to keep going and release elsewhere.
Let's hope so; I think there is a very real market for devices with more storage for people who want to read PDFs, comics, etc. I have many PDF files that are in the 200MB+ size bracket, and you don't get many of those on a device with 4GB storage space!
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Does the Kobo ereader still has the problem that pictures can't be zoomed if you don't convert epubs to Kobo epubs?
Yes. I cannot zoom in on normal epubs. It only works on the Kobo epub version on my Aura One.
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Yes, a feature of the kepub reader on the device is that it allows zooming on pictures in the books.
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I might be tempted to get it. I love my Kobo Glo to read novels, but I also read mangas and some PDFs and I find my Kobo Glo too small for that. And that one has a 32 GB and has a bigger screen. Would not be easy to get it though since I live in Canada.

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