Kobo eReader Touch review
What no patent fights?
Its notable that we see no wasted time over patents from Amazon. They just get on with it.
If this was Apple their lawyers would already be rubbing their hands with glee.
By curiousclive on 27 Dec 2011
no uk spec
the magazine daily paper add on is not available in uk, also the cataloge of titles does not include very much uk inhouse reading matter.
By skt159 on 30 Dec 2011
ePUB support = library books
I just bought a Kobo Touch, and I am very impressed. My experience matches your review, it's a great device.
I looked at the Kindle, but it doesn't support the ePUB format, which means I couldn't load e-books which are borrowed from the library.
With the Kobo that isn't a problem, you just have to install the Adobe ADE application on your PC, then you can drag and drop the library book file to the Kobo.
The Kobo doesn't tie you to the Kobo store either, so shopping around WH Smith, Waterstones and the Google e-book store is possible. I don't think you can do that with the Kindle either.
By kevindanks on 5 Jan 2012
Book source for Kindle
@kevindanks - you can get books for the Kindle from any source you like. The limitations are that it needs to be in .mobi format (not strictly true as you can convert from ePub to mobi using software like the free Calibre program) and you have to download it to your PC and transfer using a cable, or use the Kindle browser which I have to admit is rather clunky.
By RogerSpencelayh on 5 Jan 2012
Book sources - Calibre
Calibre can access lots of ebooks (from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and a host of other sellers) and newspapers and transfer the content to Kindles and Kobos.
For the Kindle you can just email the book/newpaper etc to your registered Kindle email and receive it over WiFi if you don't want to use the cable connection. If you leave Calibre (and your PC) running it will email a regular newspaper automatically to your Kindle (I have tested this) I don't know about other devices.
The only problem I have come across is that the Kindle reading software can't read the newspapers aloud that have been loaded from Calibre.
By goldgraham on 5 Jan 2012
Kindle or E-reader
I live in Spain and I´m being told that I can´t buy books for Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. If I buy an e-reader will it be easier to download books. Sorry if I´m vague I don´t really know a lot about this subject
By bern2 on 7 Jan 2012
Don't forget Gutenburg
The Gutenburg Project has a huge number of free books, mostly, if not all, in ePub as well as other formats.
Firefox has an eBook reader plug-in (free), which is useful too.
By KMJones1 on 8 Jan 2012
So is it the norm for ebooks to be able to browse the web?
Even the monochrome ones?
Can they handle Flash?
By dajfiel on 18 Jan 2012
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