First look at Kobo’s new note taking ability

iPad owners, eat your hear out. Chippy of UMPC Portal got his hands on the new HTC Flyer, the one with dual touchscreen layers. He puts this Android tablet though its paces, and 1 of the apps he shows off is a reading app based on Kobo. The new app supports scribbled notes. Now, this isn't all that new of a feature; some ereaders have been doing this for years. But when it comes to the Big 3 (Kindle, B&N, Kobo), it is new. None of them have apps that can do this yet. TBH, Kobo can't quite do this either. All these features are based on code written for the HTC Flyer. The video is after the break; skip to about 5:10 to see the Kobo app.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on First look at Kobo’s new note taking ability

  1. It’s a bloody screensnap of the app. So this is the same thing that would happen if Chippy was using: Nook, Sony, Kindle, Aldiko, Adobe Reader X, or any other damn eBook, PDF, reading, any app.

  2. He doesn’t seem very at ease with his fingers, and this stylus… Sometimes using his finger, sometimes the stylus, difficulties holding the tablet at the same time. Not sure it’s very ergonomic…

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