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Kobo Touch, Re-Revisited
November 8, 2012 | 1:20 pm

Kobo TouchI first reviewed the Kobo Touch in mid-2011, and recently got my hands on one again. My Beloved is upgrading to an Android tablet, and offered me his Kobo for selling, trading, using, or whatever purpose I wished. Since the Touch has been upgraded to a firmware version that is almost the same as that of the new Glo, I decided to run the upgrade and test-drive it in preparation for perhaps getting the Glo over the holidays. 1. What Has Improved Since My Last Kobo Experience? In my earlier review, I had a number of complaints about the Kobo. I was...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 9, 2012 | 8:59 am

Kobo Mini/Glo/Touch Triparison (Good E-Reader) The eBook: Deja Vu all Over Again? (Tech Crunch) Changes for Retailers as eBook Revolution Moves Abroad (Paid Content) Hands-on with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (ZDnet) Kindle Daily Deal: Mariana by Susanna Kearsley {and} Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo * * *  Follow us @TeleRead Join us on Facebook   ...

Morning Roundup – Stories you may have missed
October 2, 2012 | 8:51 am

Kobo Touch vs Kobo Glo (Good E-Reader) More Mobile Devices Equals More News Consumption, Says Study (Paid Content) Educational Fair Dealing Shows Why Access Copyright has Little Value (Michael Geist) Why Restrictions on Fair Use Are Sometimes Important (Scholarly Kitchen) Kindle Daily Deal: What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha & Fracture by Megan Miranda ...

E-Book Ergonomics: Best Practices?
September 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

I was working only part-time over the summer, and had a lot more time for reading than I usually do. I found, to my dismay, that about halfway through July, I started getting wrist issues: pain when I typed for long periods, numbness and tingling at night and other troublesome symptoms. What was the culprit, and how did I begin solving the problem? My conclusions surprised me! 1) Identifying the Culprit I had found that, during the school year, I barely used my Kindle at all. I had the iPad with me at school so I would read during short breaks. And then...

Kobo and Kindle Announcements: The morning after …
September 7, 2012 | 3:47 pm

TeleRead did a great job bringing you all the news from the Kobo and Kindle press events yesterday. Now that the dust has settled a little, how are people feeling about the new stuff on its way? A few trends I feel are worth commenting on: GEOGRAPHY MATTERS I personally think the Kindle is a superior product to the Kobo, but in this area of technology, geography matters. The Kobo is a much, much bigger deal in Canada and many international markets than it is in the United States, and that should not be underestimated. Every single person I know who owns...

Kobo Announces Its New Line of E-Readers
September 6, 2012 | 11:27 pm

A fair amount of important news related to e-books broke today, but due to hoopla surrounding the Amazon press conference that took place in Santa Monica this morning, much of it didn't receive quite the amount of attention it probably would have on any other day. For starters, Kobo made a valiant effort to get a jump on today's all-consuming Amazon news by announcing a line of new e-readers--the Kobo Mini ($79.99), the Kobo Glo ($129.99) and the Kobo Arc ($199.99 and $249.99). Those prices are the same for both the U.S. market and the Canadian market, by the way. Wired's Geek Mom blog has a...

REVIEW: Kindle Touch E-Reader
August 6, 2012 | 2:00 pm

This is my fourth Kindle reader, so I'm an old hat by now. Most of the others have gone to family over the years. My most recent Kindle was the Kindle 4, which I sold on Craigslist in a pique of decluttering after spending most of the school year snatching short little reading breaks on my iPad in between classes. And then summer hit. For the first time, I am not working, and I had a lot more reading time than I was used to. I found that after a couple of weeks, I was starting to develop wrist problems...

Rakuten insists hidden reviews were of premature version of Kobo Touch service
July 27, 2012 | 11:41 pm

On The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder discusses Rakuten’s response to those who noticed it has chosen to hide all consumer reviews of its Kobo Touch e-reader from Japan. Rakuten claims that a version of its site and service leaked before the actual launch date, so the reviews were of a product that was not actually meant to be reviewed yet. However, Hoffelder points out that this doesn’t explain all the problems brought up in the poor reviews, such as Rakuten launching with less than 2/3 of the Japanese-language titles it promised to have available, or overall poor customer service...

Rakuten removes all Japanese customer reviews of Kobo Touch from its website
July 26, 2012 | 8:10 pm

Over at The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder has coverage of the Kobo Touch’s launch in Japan, which seems to have turned into something of a debacle. Bad reviews of the device were posted so prevalently to Rakuten’s website that it finally removed all reviews, both good and bad, from its site. Customers reported problems with buggy desktop software, lack of availability of Japanese titles, and unresponsive touchscreens. Nate writes: Folks, they took the reviews down from the website so new customers wouldn’t be warned about the many problems. I want you to look past the...

Kobo Touch firmware upgraded to 2.0 and Desktop to 3.0
July 10, 2012 | 1:02 pm

Images Here are the details: Kobo Touch:• Revamped home screen makes finding books easier• Pin books to a Wishlist so you can buy them later• Create custom book shelves• Get personalized book recommendations• "Find books similar to the ones in your library• French dictionary• Improved font clarity• Make text sharper with custom Font Tuning• Change accounts on your eReaderDesktop: • Revamped home screen makes finding books easier• Find books similar to the ones in your library• Get personalized book recommendations• Fixed issues with navigating to search results• Pin books to a Wishlist so you can buy them later...

Kobo seeks to beat Amazon to Japanese marketplace with Kobo Touch
June 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm

The Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun reports that Rakuten, the Japanese company that bought Canadian outfit Kobo, is going to try to beat Amazon to market in Japan by introducing the Kobo Touch there in July before Amazon is able to bring out its Kindle Touch there later this year. "As a Japanese company, we cannot lose (to overseas rivals)," [Rakuten chairman and CEO Hiroshi] Mikitani told The Asahi Shimbun. "With Kobo devices, we will be able to export Japanese content. The Japanese publishing industry will become a huge content industry." There may be...

Kobo Touch video
May 8, 2012 | 8:49 am

For those of you contemplating a Kobo Touch, TechCrunch has a video tour: ...