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In May, we learned of Pandigital's entry into the eReader market. Now, Pandigital is now offering its second Pandigital Novel eReader. The latest Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader (model PRD07T20WBL1) comes with integrated Barnes & Noble eBookstore. It also has a high-gloss black bezel and a matte touchscreen display for easy navigation. The Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader weighs 11.8 ounces and has 2GB of internal memory for storing books, periodicals, movies, music, and more. For additional storage, the device accepts SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. The Barnes... Read more...
It's dead, Jim. We seem to be repeating that a lot, lately. Another ill-received, or in this case, not received at all, product has bit the dust. The Plastic Logic QUE ProReader has been cancelled, to probably no one's surprise (the company's cancellation of pre-orders in June was a huge sign). Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta said the following in a statement: "We recognize the market has dramatically changed, and with the product delays we have experienced, it no longer makes sense for us to move forward with our first-generation electronic reading product. This was a hard decision, but (it)... Read more...
Thanks to the Kindle Development Kit (KDK), the Kindle is no longer limited to just eBooks. Now, you'll be able to play games on the device as well. Developers recently released two new Kindle-ready games. Both games are in line with what you'd expect would go over well with Kindle's book-loving users: word scramble games. What's more, both of these Kindle-friendly games are free. Every Word is a word scramble game where you're shown six or seven scrambled letters. The goal is to form as many words as possible using those letters. The more words you find, the more points you'll score. The other... Read more...
What's that you say, Apple's iPad and other upcoming tablets will decimate the market for eBook readers? Maybe so (probably not), but if something like that is to play out, we'd need to see some seriously low-cost tablets come to market, ones that are not only easy on the wallet, but adept at fetching and reading eBooks. It all comes down to wampum, and the less these hardware makers try to take from you, the more product they'll be able to push. We need only visit Amazon's Kindle product page for evidence of this. Remember that little price war the eBook reader makers waged with each other a few... Read more...
E Ink introduced the next generation of its electronic paper display technology called Pearl. Pearl expands the capabilities of reflective displays by offering a contrast ratio that's approximately 50% greater than today's offerings. According to E Ink, Pearl enables eReaders to offer a contrast ratio typical of paperback books compared to previous generations which offered a contrast ratio typical of newspapers. The Pearl design builds on E Ink's current generation of Vizplex designs which are used in millions of eReader devices today. E Ink Announces Next Generation Display Platform E Ink expands... Read more...
LG Display and iRiver today announced a $5 million joint venture to develop an ebook reader. Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will establish a new company tasked with OEM development, production, and sales of the new device, which will then be sold to electronics customers who are free to slap on their own label. "The joint venture is significant in that iRiver has now secured the foundation to produce more stable and competitive products," said Mr. Jae Woo Lee, CEO of iRiver. "Once our mutual technical and manufacturing abilities start producing synergies, I am confident that our... Read more...
Shipping to stores in plenty of time for Father's Day (which falls on June 20th this year), Amazon's Kindle ebook reader will be available in all Target locations starting this Sunday, June 6th, the retail chain announced this week. Target will become the first brick-and-mortar retailer to carry the Kindle. "Our guest’s response to Kindle has been overwhelmingly positive," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target. "We are thrilled to bring guests nationwide this incredibly light, portable, easy-to-read product that allows them to get all the news and books they want." The Kindle... Read more...
Last we heard from Pandigital, the company was busy finishing up on a new connected digital photo frame designed to work with AT&T. But that was back at CES, and a lot of time has passed since then. Today, the company is venturing into another product sector, one that's crowded from top to bottom but still expanding rapidly thanks to the tablet revolution that has occurred this year. Yes, we're talking about the e-reader market, and Pandigital is hoping to bypass the need for E-Ink by relying instead on an LCD display. The new Novel e-reader doesn't get nearly the battery life of Amazon's Kindle... Read more...
Android devices will soon be the latest to get a free application that gives customers the ability to read over 540,000 Kindle books. Amazon currently offers similar Kindle apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC, and BlackBerry. Like other Kindle apps, Kindle for Android will offer Amazon's Whispersync technology, which will save and synchronize your bookmarks across Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, and BlackBerry devices.The Kindle for Android application will be available sometime this summer. You can sign up to receive an email when the app is available by visiting... Read more...
Another bookstore is jumping on the eBook craze. Borders online recently announced plans to offer the Kobo eReader. The eReader is currently available for pre-order at www.borders.com/koboereader. It will ship in time for Father's Day. The new Kobo eReader is an affordable eInk device that will come preloaded with the Borders eBook app and 100 classic books. The eReader can store up to 1,000 eBooks. Customers will be able to access over a million titles including many of today's best sellers through USB or wirelessly through Bluetooth. “The Kobo eReader is the eReader for everyone and is... Read more...
Barnes & Noble plans to sell its Nook eBook reader at Best Buy starting April 18th. The specialty bookstore chain is expanding the distribution of the $259.99 Nook as it faces growing competition from Apple's iPad. The deal between Best Buy and Barnes & Noble will put the Nook in 1,070 Best Buy stores and will also place Barnes & Noble's BN eReader software on some of the personal computers and smartphones the electronics retailer sells. The deal with Best Buy will not only increase the Nook's availability (previously it was only available through Barnes & Noble's website and in... Read more...
The TSA takes a lot of heat, some of the fair, some of it not so fair. But one thing that has been a great improvement over the years is the organization's openness and willingness to communicate with passengers. The TSA Blog is a great place to hear more on decisions being made that will affect your airport travels, and the latest post comes just on the heels of the iPad launch in the U.S. For awhile now, many travelers have assumed that any "notebook like" gadget had to be slapped in a separate grey bin for solo screening. Now, we're being told otherwise, and for once, it's good news rather than... Read more...
Amazon is doing what it can to ensure it doesn't lose any sales to the Apple iPad. In its latest move, the company has announced its Kindle App for iPad is now available in the App Store. With the app, iPad users will be able to select from over 450,000 books from the Kindle Store. The app also features Amazon Whispersync technology which saves and synchronizes the last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and iPad devices. Many books cost $9.99 or less. “Kindle for iPad includes all the features customers love about Kindle for iPhone, including... Read more...
The price of electronic books is going up. Just days before Apple releases its iPad, Amazon.com gave two major publishers permission to raise the price of their eBooks for Kindle readers. The agreements with Simon & Schuster and Harper-Collins give the publishers the ability to break from Amazon's policy of holding new titles to a price of $9.99. Under the terms of the agreement, eBooks from Simon & Schuster and Harper-Collins can now be sold for $12.99 or $14.99. The agreement is similar to the deal Apple has made with publishers. Although Amazon.com sought to keep the price of eBooks... Read more...
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