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Forum: SiriusXM Satellite Radio   2011-09-03, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,261
Posted By SensualPoet
They had better not get rid of Sirius OutQ 108 --...

They had better not get rid of Sirius OutQ 108 -- it's the ONLY reason I subscribe to Sirius.

(Sirius Canada, btw, has, bar none, the WORST customer service I have ever experienced.)
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2011-09-03, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By SensualPoet
The developers at Kobo have done a superb job...

The developers at Kobo have done a superb job with Kobo Touch (current firmware is 1.9.10). It now supports six languages (and includes the corresponding dictionaries). Moving to Pearl eInk and...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2011-09-03, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,577
Posted By SensualPoet
The chart should probably show Kobo books'...

The chart should probably show Kobo books' "native" format as kepub -- a variation on epub that is unique to Kobo. Yes, you can download a Kobo epub for almost all titles (I do that, as back up), but...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2011-09-03, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By SensualPoet
I think you'll find stock of Kobo Touch much more...

I think you'll find stock of Kobo Touch much more widely available now, including in the US. They are expanding to retail in Germany in late September and have promised UK distribution this fall...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2011-09-03, 11:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 87,563
Posted By SensualPoet
For anyone coming new to this thread: you STILL...

For anyone coming new to this thread: you STILL cannot, as of Sep 3 2011, buy a Nook Touch ($139) or a Nook Color ($249) from Barnes and Noble and have them ship it to you in Canada. They do not...
Forum: Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2011-09-03, 10:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,371
Posted By SensualPoet
Toronto Hydro failed miserably building a wifi...

Toronto Hydro failed miserably building a wifi network and sold the whole division to Cogeco ... which quietly shut it down. Oh, wait ... it still exists. $5/mth for continuous 30 day unlimited wifi...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2011-09-03, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,856
Posted By SensualPoet
I'm still trying to figure out what the ROI on...

I'm still trying to figure out what the ROI on Shaw's wifi plan is. And if Shaw can't make money on wireless, with access to millions of existing customers to upsell to, how can a company like...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2011-09-03, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,427
Posted By SensualPoet
I think you'll find the closing of the remaining...

I think you'll find the closing of the remaining 250 Blockbuster will have little impact on Wind. Wind used most of these locations as "grab n go": pick up a cellphone and sim card, along with a bag...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,174
Posted By SensualPoet
Kindle 3 has a setting: wireless on/off. But...

Kindle 3 has a setting: wireless on/off. But there is no way to turn wifi on and 3G off or vice versa. Has anyone tried the wifi vs 3G in browser mode? I bought the wifi only and (given the display...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 01:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,174
Posted By SensualPoet
I second the WOW for the Kindle 3; mine arrived...

I second the WOW for the Kindle 3; mine arrived on Monday. The Pearl e-ink is dramatically better -- and I liked the old version. The lighted case is amazing ... tried it out in bed and no need for a...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By SensualPoet
The updates to the PRS 300 and PRS 650 are nice...

The updates to the PRS 300 and PRS 650 are nice to have ... esp the Pearl e-ink. But so far Sony does not seem interested in pushing the platform onto iPad and elsewhere. Kobo, on the other hand, is...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By SensualPoet
In fact, if the advance reviews and videos are...

In fact, if the advance reviews and videos are really representative, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a very impressive future ... and Kobo software/bookstore is built-in. No word on price for Canada...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By SensualPoet
That appears to be US only ... but we can hope....

That appears to be US only ... but we can hope. Kobo is sold in Chapters and Wal-mart ...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,235
Posted By SensualPoet
The Pearl e-ink screen is a nice upgrade -- no...

The Pearl e-ink screen is a nice upgrade -- no doubt about that. And the Sony 650 has some extras -- a 6" screen, touch / stylus screen manipulation, built in dictionaries, etc. And it's $249.99.
...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-03, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,059
Posted By SensualPoet
I don't know what the advantage of the 5" model...

I don't know what the advantage of the 5" model is. It's Can$199.99 with a touch screen and improved e-ink screen.

But a Kobo is (this weekend) the 6" old e-ink screen -- which is very nice -- no...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-09-02, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 43,326
Posted By SensualPoet
I opted for the $139 wifi only 6" Pearl screen...

I opted for the $139 wifi only 6" Pearl screen Kindle 3. Having lived with the Kindle 2 since last November, and the Kobo since last May, I am very pleased by the screen contrast. I use the browsing...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-08-25, 10:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 72,046
Posted By SensualPoet
I've had the Kobo now since May 1 and continue to...

I've had the Kobo now since May 1 and continue to use it, along with my Kindle 2, with great pleasure. There are things about the Kindle 2 I significantly prefer ... but the Kobo gives me access to...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-08-25, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,174
Posted By SensualPoet
I hemmed and hawed about 3G or WiFi only. The...

I hemmed and hawed about 3G or WiFi only. The reality is, I read at home or at a hotel in Mexico -- both places have terrificly stable wifi. I saved the $50 and put the money into the leather case...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-08-25, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By SensualPoet
Sony's next announcement for the ereader is...

Sony's next announcement for the ereader is supposed to come Sep 1 -- a week tomorrow. Sit tight till then.
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-08-25, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By SensualPoet
Yeah, I agree. It comes with a one year warranty....

Yeah, I agree. It comes with a one year warranty. Take it back to Chapters with your dated receipt and they probably will just swap out the unit for you.

You've backed up all your e-books, though,...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-06-27, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By SensualPoet
I have the Kobo ($149, 6" ink) and the Kindle 2i...

I have the Kobo ($149, 6" ink) and the Kindle 2i (US$189+shipping, 6" eink, built-in dictionary, text-to-speech, 3G wireless delivery / sync, full web-browsing). I recommend both, but for different...
Forum: Wind Mobile   2010-05-26, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,704
Posted By SensualPoet
A clarification: Public Mobile's $40 unlimited...

A clarification: Public Mobile's $40 unlimited talk and text does NOT include Canadian LD. Canadian LD can be swapped for text -- that is, turn it into a voice only plan.

So, it's really $45 for...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-05-02, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By SensualPoet
The Kindle 2 is much easier to add content --...

The Kindle 2 is much easier to add content -- thanks to the built-in (the unlimited free access) 3G. But watch out: Amazon "builds in" a $2 wireless fee to every title so you may end up paying for it...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-05-02, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,500
Posted By SensualPoet
As I've noted elsewhere in this thread, I bought...

As I've noted elsewhere in this thread, I bought a Kindle 2 last Nov and have been (am) very happy with it. The device is capable, reliable, and works via 3G in places like on a bus ride through the...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-04-25, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,348
Posted By SensualPoet
Although still not sold in Canada, the Barnes &...

Although still not sold in Canada, the Barnes & Noble Nook has been updated with some improvements to ver 1.3. Owners have praised this widely on blogs.

And the Kobo Reader is coming to...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-04-25, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By SensualPoet
I'd be inclined to hold off for a bit. The Archos...

I'd be inclined to hold off for a bit. The Archos 7 is now available for pre-sale from Amazon in the US and can be pre-ordered online in various places. It seems to be going for $250-$300 running...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2010-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,761
Posted By SensualPoet
Since TMN / HBO is new for you, make sure you...

Since TMN / HBO is new for you, make sure you check out the On Demand channels included with it. These movie channels start at 301; TMN On Demand is 309 for me. There's a great and continually...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-04-14, 11:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,500
Posted By SensualPoet
Kobo has more content than Kindle? Really?...

Kobo has more content than Kindle? Really? BooksonBoard has more content than Kindle? Really? Are you talking about stuff to buy? Or unreadable "Google OCR content"?

That's not my experience....
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-04-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,529
Posted By SensualPoet
I'm amazed that most folks think the list price...

I'm amazed that most folks think the list price will be $30 to $100 more than the corresponding US price. The Canadian dollar is around par. The only difference between the US price and Canadian...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2010-04-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By SensualPoet
I wish there was some context on this ... what is...

I wish there was some context on this ... what is the "so what" here?

Yah, so, ok ... e-ink technology was relatively recently invented and manufactured on a "mass" scale ... and in 2009 lots of...
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