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Could this be the next Kobo Clara HD or Nia iteration?
#1  Deobulakenyo 07-20-2022, 03:23 AM
I was bored and so i checked FCC filing from Netronix/Kobo and found that their filings are all here in this page: https://fccid.io/NOI

So you would see their previous ereaders there together with photos of internals and externals as well as various documentation and testing profiles.

What i noticed is that after the Sage (N778/N778K) filing, which is curiously updated with December 7, 2021 date (the sage was released on October 2021), there is a June 6, 2022 filing for model number N506 (NOIKBN506). label info here: https://fccid.io/NOIKBN506/Label/Label-Info-5917052

I was trying to look for the external photos and internal photos but unluckily, the date stated for the photos is November 30, 2022 as per https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/NOIKBN506 and https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Sum&calledFromFrame=Y&R equestTimeout=500&application_id=7azuTfd%2BpIj%2BE znQ%2BUkUmA%3D%3D&fcc_id=NOIKBN506

The current Clara's model number is N249

Or could this be the next Nia? Current Nia model is N306.
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#2  JSWolf 07-20-2022, 03:36 AM
Any way to tell what size the screen is? I'm hoping it's not another 6" screen.
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#3  Deobulakenyo 07-20-2022, 03:39 AM
Quote JSWolf
Any way to tell what size the screen is? I'm hoping it's not another 6" screen.
The screen size was one of the first things I looked for but unfortunately the external photos would be the reference for that.

I like a 6-inch screen and i am actually hoping that kobo would release an e-ink carta 1200 in the Clara HD form. I like a smaller ereader when commuting, then a bigger screen when reading at home.

This device will have 5G connectivity

Internal and external photos are still under request for confidentiality : https://fccid.io/NOIKBN506/Letter/Confidentiality-Request-Letter-5917085
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#4  JSWolf 07-20-2022, 04:17 AM
Quote Deobulakenyo
The screen size was one of the first things I looked for but unfortunately the external photos would be the reference for that.

I like a 6-inch screen and i am actually hoping that kobo would release an e-ink carta 1200 in the Clara HD form. I like a smaller ereader when commuting, then a bigger screen when reading at home.

This device will have 5G connectivity

Internal and external photos are still under request for confidentiality : https://fccid.io/NOIKBN506/Letter/Confidentiality-Request-Letter-5917085
I just hope 5G mes WiFi and not cell. 5G cell just means more expensive for no real use.
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#5  ZodWallop 07-20-2022, 10:27 AM
Quote JSWolf
Any way to tell what size the screen is? I'm hoping it's not another 6" screen.
If they replace the Clara with a larger screen, they could be in the same boat Kindle is in. Why buy the more premium Oasis when the Paperwhite is so good?
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#6  ZodWallop 07-20-2022, 10:30 AM
Quote Deobulakenyo
...i am actually hoping that kobo would release an e-ink carta 1200 in the Clara HD form. I like a smaller ereader when commuting, then a bigger screen when reading at home.
Add waterproofing to the Clara and I'd buy it.

I don't care at all about 5G, but that is enough to hazard a guess it isn't a Nia replacement. Why add a new feature to the cheapest reader?
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#7  DNSB 07-20-2022, 11:47 AM
Quote JSWolf
I just hope 5G mes WiFi and not cell. 5G cell just means more expensive for no real use.
Considering the RF report shows both 2.4G and 5G WiFi and no cellular information? I think betting on 5G being WiFi is a safe bet.
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#8  JSWolf 07-20-2022, 02:08 PM
Quote DNSB
Considering the RF report shows both 2.4G and 5G WiFi and no cellular information? I think betting on 5G being WiFi is a safe bet.
Quote Deobulakenyo
This device will have 5G connectivity
When that is said about 5G, that means a 5G cellular connection. Should have been said WiFi instead of connectivity.
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#9  Terisa de morgan 07-20-2022, 02:18 PM
Quote JSWolf
When that is said about 5G, that means a 5G cellular connection. Should have been said WiFi instead of connectivity.
Sorry, Jon, but you're wrong. 5G could mean 5G mobile network or 5G Wifi network (it's called Wifi+ sometimes, as the standard Wifi uses 2.4GHz band and this one uses 5GHz band, faster).
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#10  JSWolf 07-20-2022, 02:26 PM
Quote Terisa de morgan
Sorry, Jon, but you're wrong. 5G could mean 5G mobile network or 5G Wifi network (it's called Wifi+ sometimes, as the standard Wifi uses 2.4GHz band and this one uses 5GHz band, faster).
I've not heard of 5G Wifi referred to as Wifi+. 5G is WiFi or cellular. So it really does need to be clarified so we know which it is.
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