10 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 7:07 PM by Pie-Is-Tasty

    think this should be next eink nook

    pinnacle7
      The new limited edition kobo aura 6.8 inch HD lighted display at 1440×1080 has 1ghz cpu and 4 gigs of storage plus micro card slot all for a eink reader.not sure about the price at 170.00.hope b&n does something along these lines.
        • Re: think this should be next eink nook
          keriflur

          I'd like see 8gb rather than 4gb in the next nook, as storage at these levels is fairly inexpensive and more is better.

           

          I totally support a higher resolution screen.

          • Re: think this should be next eink nook
            bobstro
            Has anybody seen a definitive write up that indicates whether the screen is IR or capacitive? I'll be a little let down if the sexy new screen is still IR-based for input. I was surprised to read that Kobo had done a better job with the Glo technology than either B&N or Amazon (more uniform illumination).
            • Re: think this should be next eink nook
              Htom_Serveaux
              So since the Kobo Aura supports Adobe DRM epubs, does this mean your B&N ebook library would work on it? Cause that could be tempting... :-)
                • Re: think this should be next eink nook
                  bobstro

                  Htom_Serveaux wrote:
                  So since the Kobo Aura supports Adobe DRM epubs, does this mean your B&N ebook library would work on it? Cause that could be tempting... :-)

                   

                  That's a good question. I've been close to pulling the trigger on a Kobo Mini for some time now. I won't be able to test on an actual Kobo device, but if I have time this week, I'll load the Kobo app on my tablet and try importing a B&N title. It does work with the Mantano Reader app, so there's no reason Kobo couldn't do it.

                   

                  I'm not sure what relationship, if any, B&N's social DRM has to ADE. The mobileread entry on Adobe DRM makes me think they're compatible, but Kobo would still have to allow the user credentials to be entered somewhere.

                    • Re: think this should be next eink nook
                      keriflur

                      bobstro wrote:

                      Htom_Serveaux wrote:
                      So since the Kobo Aura supports Adobe DRM epubs, does this mean your B&N ebook library would work on it? Cause that could be tempting... :-)

                       

                      That's a good question. I've been close to pulling the trigger on a Kobo Mini for some time now. I won't be able to test on an actual Kobo device, but if I have time this week, I'll load the Kobo app on my tablet and try importing a B&N title. It does work with the Mantano Reader app, so there's no reason Kobo couldn't do it.

                       

                      I'm not sure what relationship, if any, B&N's social DRM has to ADE. The mobileread entry on Adobe DRM makes me think they're compatible, but Kobo would still have to allow the user credentials to be entered somewhere.


                      Even if the Kobo does not translate the social DRM, it's exceptionally simple to do a mass DRM removal for all B&N ebooks within a collection.  It's much easier to get a collection of nook books, no matter how large the collection, onto the Kobo than it is to get that same collection onto the kindle.

                      • Re: think this should be next eink nook
                        frantastk

                        bobstro wrote:

                        Htom_Serveaux wrote:
                        So since the Kobo Aura supports Adobe DRM epubs, does this mean your B&N ebook library would work on it? Cause that could be tempting... :-)

                         

                        That's a good question. I've been close to pulling the trigger on a Kobo Mini for some time now. I won't be able to test on an actual Kobo device, but if I have time this week, I'll load the Kobo app on my tablet and try importing a B&N title. It does work with the Mantano Reader app, so there's no reason Kobo couldn't do it.

                         

                        I'm not sure what relationship, if any, B&N's social DRM has to ADE. The mobileread entry on Adobe DRM makes me think they're compatible, but Kobo would still have to allow the user credentials to be entered somewhere.


                        The current Kobo models don't work with B&N drm. This is something that Kobo could implement anytime they wanted to, though, as far as I understand it. ADE's newest update now allows you to read B&N books on it. My understanding is that any device that is compatible with Adobe DRM is capable of reading B&N books (Sony, Kobo, etc) but that the manufacturers have to enable it in the software(or maybe they purposely disable it, I'm not sure).

                         

                        I've been looking at the Kobos. I have my eye on the mini or the glow. When my indy bookstore re-opens (they are temporarily closed for relocation), I'm planning on going in to see if I can play with them some more. I hope they do make them compatible with nook books soon, but if they don't I know how to fix my books.

                    • Re: think this should be next eink nook

                      At this point I would put the odds somewhat against a new Nook coming out from B&N. I would love to see an Android based reader with pixel density and lighting comparable to the Kobo Aura, but I doubt that 1) it will exist in the near future and 2) it will draw even the moderate developer interest of the Nook ST/Glow if it does get made. The Aura itself is Linux based like its predecessors--I don't know the details, but not Android. 

                       

                      I've come very close to pulling the trigger on the Aura HD several times this past week, but I have a larger and more critical expense (vehicle purchase) up in the air this month.

                      • Re: think this should be next eink nook
                        LectorGS

                        Based on what I'vre read about the Kobo aura, then my question is:  will the new Kobo aura's screen be similar to the Nook HD+ when in the e-reader mode?  I have been using my Nook HD+ more as an e-reader than as a tablet due to the quality of the resolution on the screen.

                         

                         

                        • Re: think this should be next eink nook
                          Pie-Is-Tasty

                          This might be a little ambitious, but here goes:

                           

                          1) Color e-Ink. Some undeveloped e-Ink types do not display whites as "white." However, the highly developed Triton 2 displays colors in pretty good quality.

                           

                          2) Higher resolution screen! The current resolution is not bad, but it's NOWHERE NEAR as good as the resolutions on the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Aura HD.

                           

                          3) Web browser, email? If the rumor that BN is software updating the NST and the NST Glowlight on June 1 with web browser and email plays out right, then the new eInk model should have the web browser and email plus MORE.

                           

                          4) Add good reading related apps, like maybe Goodreads.

                           

                          5) Have speakers? Or maybe just a headphone jack so you can listen to music while reading?