With previous Kobo models, we have usually been able to at least glean the device’s name, but the new device is identified only by its model number, N782. Kobo not only took steps to obscure interesting specs such as the dimensions, screen size, etc, they also decided that this time they would hide even the model name.
Since Kobo won’t tell us the name, I’ll make one up.
I’m going to call this the Kobo Aura Two.
The Aura Two was tested for Wifi, and they used a microSD card during the test, which means the Aura Two could have an external card slot. It was not tested for audio or Bluetooth.
A careful reading of the test reports doesn’t reveal any other details, leaving us to speculate about the device’s specs, functions, and launch date.
For example, there is a 50-50 chance that the Aura Two will launch with the Kobo-Walmart partnership. That was scheduled to happen tomorrow, which means we could find out more about the Aura Two in as little as 24 hours.
On the other hand, we might have to wait a few weeks or months for the official launch.
What would you like to see in Kobo’s next ereader?