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Kobo Arc Revisited: How Are People Doing?
December 19, 2012 | 11:26 am

The Kobo Arc has been selling well since its recent launch in Canada, propelled largely by its retail presence at Canadian book chain Indigo, where it undercuts the Google Nexus on price, and by a decently impressive spec sheet. I had the chance to speak with a few Kobo Arc customers, now that they've settled in with their tablet. What's working for them ... and what's not? Keep reading. 1. The Longing for Full Control Firstly, most of the Kobo customers I've spoken with are universally impressed with the Arc's sharp screen and front-loaded speakers. They compliment the form factor, and many...

Kobo in Canada: A Triumph in Marketing?
December 3, 2012 | 10:14 am

There is a great thread going on at Mobile Read on the Kobo series and their success in Canada. The poster, Scrapking, points out that Kobo was not the first reader available in Canada—that honor goes to Sony—but it has now become by far the dominant. The evidence? A glance at the flyers the big electronics chains are putting out these days. Scrapking reports: ♦ Future Shop: half-page spread, all Kobo products but one ♦ Best Buy: half-page spread, all Kobo save a lone Sony placed off to the side ♦ Staples: 'big' spread featuring all Kobo and no competitors at all ♦ The Source: two kobo mentions in main...

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...

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