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    Hello everyone
    I had a sony for the last two years but it keeps failing on me. I really loved it but ready for a new book reader and hopefully if i ask in time will get one for MOthers day..

    In your opinion what is best, Kindle or Kobo. I dont really need wireless/3G as i have access to a computer regularily and probably at the trailer wouldnt even get a connection anyways as can barely get a phone signal.

    Thanks everyone!
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    I received my kobo vox for christmas and i LOVE it!!!!!!! I am typing on it now it is so much easier to read on than my old sony too

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    Canadian libraries only use Kobo downloads, if that factors into your choice.

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    Love love my kobo so great
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    I got a Kobo Touch last November......and I love it. BUT......I find that when they provide mandatory updates (sometimes to fix glitches)....that while they fix the old glitch there is almost always a few new ones. I actually just contacted them today because after my most recent update I'm having problems with the internet and wifi on mine....and it worked perfectly before the upgrade. I don't have any experience with the Kindle but I would definitely suggest doing your research online first......although that can be overwhelming as there's so much information out there. You'll also find if you look around that Kobo seems to have a horrendous customer service track record. I guess I'll find out about that when/if they get back to me about my current problem!

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    We have a Kobo and download library books...we even downloaded from our local library from Florida...love it!
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    I have a kobo touch. I love it. For ebooks, it's great. For pdf, it stinks. Otherwise, I love it.
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    Thanks for sharing.

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    thanks for sharing.

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    I got a Kindle for Christmas and I really enjoy it. Hopefully the Canadian libraries will eventually be able to offer books for Kindle. Mine has wifi, but I don't need it, I download books to my laptop. I purchased a plug-in charger with my Swagbucks Amazon GCs because I found it a PITA to have to plug into my laptop to charge.

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    Kindle!

    I've got the KOBO app on my Playbook and don't like the selection of books and just the use of it. I really wanted to like it because of the fact that I'd be buying Canadian.

    I'd used the KINDLE app on a previous tablet. Easy to use, loads of freebooks.

    So, to cut a long story short, I purchased a Kindle (didn't want the Playbook at work). Their customer service is amazing. Had an issue, to on line and had a new KINDLE within the week UPS'd to me. Great service.

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    I will admit I have not tried other e readers. But the Kindle screen is very easy to read, there's no glare, no problem with reading in bright light. You can't read in the dark, you need some light for that, but probably bad for your eyes to read in the dark anyhow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceblueraven View Post
    I have a kobo touch. I love it. For ebooks, it's great. For pdf, it stinks. Otherwise, I love it.
    I also have a kobo touch. I agree about the pdf's, you can't change the font size, you can only zoom in and then scroll the page around, which isn't functional and it kind of looks distorted. There is a large collection of epub files here: http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/67484..._Ebooks_-_Epub)
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    which Kindle do you have or recommend, basic, touch etc?

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    I bought the basic one. Have a desktop, laptop and playbook. I like my gadgets separate!

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