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Another week, another e-reader. With Kindle sales higher than ever, and the NOOK platform expanding all over the place, it's a wonder there's any room for anyone else. But then again, the e-reader market is clearly booming, and if ever there were a time to try and knock the kings from their thrones, this would be in... Read more...
The E-reader segment has been increasing in size for years now, and with Amazon pushing a new Kindle out of the door just weeks ago, it's clear that the demand isn't done yet. PocketBook is a company that few have heard of in the mainstream sector, but that may change once IFA starts up in Germany next month. The company has revealed that... Read more...
Another day, another e-reader. Actually, it's another hour, another e-reader. There seems to be a never-ending flow of these guys, probably caused by the amazingly warm reception that Amazon's Kindle and the B&N Nook have received in North America. This particular rival, however, was made specifically for the Indian market, but the support... Read more...
If you thought that the Kindle had everything wrapped up tight with a bow on top, think again. The Barnes & Noble NOOK has really taken off of late, particularly the platform. In other words, the NOOK has infiltrated a number of areas aside from the physical e-reader itself, with B&N this week announcing a new NOOK iPhone app, an overhauled... Read more...
Word all over the Web this morning is that Asus is planning a $300 tablet for the back to school crowd. It will run a special version of Linux, and barring an unforeseen hiccups, you can expect the device to hit the retail segment in October. Make no mistake though, this thing isn't being designed to take on the iPad. A more likely rival is... Read more...
Amazon's third generation Kindle recently launched, and aside from a frame that's a bit thinner, controls that are nicer, the inclusion of games and a slight user interface overhaul, it's the same as the first. The main attraction, the E Ink panel, hasn't changed all that much. It's brighter and sharper now, but it's still E Ink. It still... Read more...
We've known from earlier reports that Amazon currently has a number of color options in the lab for what could end up being a color Kindle, but the company is steadfast is saying that such a device is still a very, very long ways out. The original Kindle was Amazon's first foray into the hardware realm, and things have definitely turned out... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
Well, that explains that, doesn't it? 24 hours after Amazon's Kindle mysteriously appeared as being "out of stock" from Amazon themselves, the company has just revealed the latest generation of Kindle. The name isn't changing (it's still called "Kindle"), but the form factor has been tweaked, a new color has been... Read more...
If there's one area where companies have flocked to play catch up, it's the tablet PC market. There's no doubt that the race to catch the iPad is on, but there's one other area where companies have also been flocking, albeit with less commotion. That's the e-reader market, where Amazon's Kindle still dominates and the Barnes & Noble NOOK... Read more...
Color e-ink. It's a fairly tale, of sorts. It's a technology that we know exists, and we know that many companies are working on making it into something that can be produced commercially. But today, the only e-paper that exists in the consumer realm is the black/white kind that's found on the NOOK and Kindle. For well over five years, certain... Read more...
Barnes & Noble's NOOK started as just an e-reader. It was the primary rival to Amazon's Kindle, and it offered something major that Amazon couldn't: another screen. But the lower color LCD that enables users to wade through book titles isn't the only thing. B&N can also showcase their device in their wide... Read more...
Last week, Amazon trimmed the price and improved the features of its flagship Kindle DX product and now it's apparently Sony's turn. As of today, the Reader Pocket Edition is $149 (down from $169), the Touch Edition is $169 (down from $199) and the Sony Daily Edition (the DX's primary competitor) is now $299, down from $349. That's quite a... Read more...
It was a question that a lot of people were asking, and now there's an answer. Amazon recently reduced the price of their traditional Kindle to under $200, but the large screen Kindle DX remained at its original price point. Of course, there aren't as many direct competitors to the Kindle DX, but still, the gap was growing noticeably large.... Read more...
Pundits have been predicting that the iPad could seriously threaten Amazon's Kindle since Apple's slate device was first announced, but this new quirk is a first. Amazon has updated its iPhad reader software with support for a select group of books that incorporate audio and/or video material. This multimedia content isn't available on any... Read more...
It's hard to argue that more competition is better for consumers, and that's proving true once again in the growing e-reader market. For awhile, Amazon's Kindle dominated the entire space, and they pretty much ran the show. The Kindle (and subsequent revisions) were always priced rather fairly in the eyes of critics, but there's nothing like... 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... Read more...
The Computex trade show has begun in Taiwan, and Asus is one of the first companies out of the gate with new releases. The company that's known for starting the netbook craze has yet to really approach another craze (the e-reader), but that changed today. The EeeTablet was introduced as the company's first offering in this product category,... Read more...
Many could argue that the last thing the world needs is another e-book reader, but we aren't yet in that camp. Amazon's Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook could use the competition, and Acer is a solid name in the industry with what appears to be a solid idea of how they plan to change it up (with "it" being the e-reader market). The company... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle, which was the company's first piece of hardware, turned the reading world upside-down. Even now, the Kindle is the e-reader of choice, and it's the first device that comes to mind when you're thinking of e-paper, e-ink, and e-readers in general. But the iPad made everyone think twice about the technology; was an e-ink screen... Read more...
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