I can’t assist however discover that issues have certain been quiet at Kobo recently. There hasn’t been any main software program updates or new options added in a very long time, and so they not often run gross sales or do any promotions to attract consideration to themselves.
Releasing a brand new studying gadget in 2019 may shake issues up a bit and get issues rolling once more.
Of the 4 present Kobo fashions, two are beginning to get fairly outdated by e-book reader requirements.
The Kobo Clara HD was launched in June 2018 and the Kobo Forma was launched in October 2018, so these fashions are current, however the 6.Eight-inch Kobo Aura H2O was launched again in Might 2017 and the Kobo Aura was launched in September 2016.
The Clara HD is a pleasant cheap 6-inch e-book reader that typically goes on sale for $99 at Walmart, and the Kobo Forma is a pleasant bigger gadget with some premium options, nevertheless it’s very costly at $279.
There’s an enormous hole between these two gadgets that must be crammed with an alternative choice.
Frankly the Kobo Aura H2O is type of boring in 2019. Being simply barely bigger than a typical e-book reader, the 6.Eight-inch display screen dimension has by no means actually caught on that nicely. Most individuals need one thing a bit bigger in the event that they’re going to go up from a 6-inch display screen.
And no matter occurred to premium 6-inch fashions? It looks as if everybody has shifted to promoting low cost 6-inch gadgets up to now few years and costly bigger fashions. How a few premium 6-inch Kobo that’s waterproof and has web page buttons? Folks shouldn’t need to pay practically $300 to get an e-book reader with web page buttons.
Kobo has a historical past of releasing new gadgets this time of yr in September or October, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see a brand new mannequin getting launched quickly, however thus far there haven’t been any indicators or rumors.
What would you prefer to see from the subsequent new Kobo e-book reader?