Items tagged with E-reader

If 2007 was the year of the notebook, and 2008 was the year of the HDTV, we think it's pretty safe to say 2009 is the year of the e-reader. Weird, right? Not in a million years would we have guessed that Amazon's highly covered foray into the e-ink market cause such a huge stir, but at this point, it's hard to think of all the e-readers on... Read more...
Spring Design introduced a unique eBook reader today called Alex. Alex is based on the Google Android platform and features full browser capabilities as well as two screens. By offering two displays, Alex is able to provide the efficiency of reading on a monochrome EPD (electronic paper display) while also providing... Read more...
Just when you thought Amazon may be falling behind in the e-reader race, this happens. The Kindle, which is widely viewed as the #1 e-book reader here in the USA, is finally making its international debut. If you'll recall, the Kindle has always relied on Sprint's EV-DO network to give owners wireless access to... Read more...
IREX Technologies' new wireless DR800SG eBook reader will be available in select Best Buy stores at the end of next month. Other retailers will also offer the device in the first quarter of next year. First announced in August, the IREX e-reader features an 8.1 inch screen and supports multiple formats including industry standard ePub format... Read more...
It's sort of funny. It's as if Asus read In-Stat's latest report before it even hit the presses. Who knows--maybe they did, or maybe they've just got a great pulse on the industry after sitting back and watching the likes of Amazon, Sony and numerous other Asian firms attempt to nail the whole e-book reader thing.The... Read more...
If you were considering entering the e-reader market, it's pretty safe to say your window of opportunity has all but closed. Amazon already has a major chunk of the overall market share, but even overseas, companies like BeBook and Sony have perfectly acceptable options on store shelves. Now, one more player is entering the lion's den, and... Read more...
When Sony introduced its Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition earlier this month, we definitely didn't see this coming. We knew the company was planning on releasing a connected Reader in the future, but evidently Sony meant "the near future." At an event today in the Big Apple, Sony introduced its newest... Read more...
Traditionally speaking, Sony has never been a company to follow publicly accepted norms. From Mini-Disc to ATRAC Memory Stick Pro to those UMD movies that nobody wanted for their PSP, the outfit has a long, storied history of forcing its own proprietary formats onto consumers. Of course, that same history includes the fact that most consumers... Read more...
As interest grows in the digital-textbook arena, one of the providers of e-textbook subscriptions has announced plans to make over 7,000 titles accessible via Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The new applications that enable the eBook access will be free to subscribers of CourseSmart LLC. The apps let students access full electronic textbooks,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble may have claimed to have the world’s largest eBookstore for a while, but Sony is right on its heels, having just announced that its eBook Store will provide access to more than one million free public domain books from Google. These books include classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, biographies, historical... Read more...
You know, it makes sense, really. Considering that Barnes & Noble is gearing up to launch what it calls the "world's largest bookstore," it should probably make sure that a maximum amount of people have access to its in-store Wi-Fi network, not to mention test it out to ensure that it can handle the strain of a million digital bookworms... Read more...
We're a little rusty on our "old sayings," but we're pretty sure one of them goes: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." With seemingly everyone jumping into the E-reader game these days, we guess it was just a matter of time before the consumer electronics giant known as Samsung jumped into the ring. Following the likes of Amazon, Plastic Logic... Read more...
Amazon may have started the craze, but nowadays it feels like anyone and everyone is dabbling in the e-reader game. With the sector still blooming, companies are seemingly erupting from left field in order to toss their own Kindle rival into the ring, and one of the most promising we've seen is being crafted courtesy of Plastic Logic. The... Read more...
Barnes & Noble announced the launch of what it is calling the world’s largest eBookstore. The new Barnes & Noble eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks) supports a wide range of platforms including the iPhone and the iPod touch, BlackBerry smartphones, and Windows and Mac laptops. Barnes & Noble will also be the exclusive eBookstore provider... Read more...
For many, $359 is just too much to pay for an e-book reader. Even if that does include unlimited Sprint connectivity to download new titles practically anywhere. To that end, Amazon has whacked a full $60 off of the price of its Kindle 2 just half a year after it was first introduced in New York City. The price drop could be significant, as... Read more...
Remember back in ancient computer times, say the late '80s and early '90s, when your only choice for a computer screen was black, with white, orange or green typeface?That model has long since been discarded in favor of full-color screens, which are much easier on the eye and, frankly, more attractive. But then the Kindle e-book reader came... Read more...
Just as the rumors insinuated, Amazon has indeed launched a new Kindle. And yes, you're right in remembering that Amazon just launched a new Kindle right around three months ago -- crazy, right? In a very atypical manner, the e-tailer with a flair for making hardware has issued its second e-reader in three months, with the newest version boasting... Read more...
It's official: the world is getting another Kindle. Whether or not it needs another Kindle remains to be seen, but you can bet the print media publications are all in agreement that we do. Not quite a month after we began to hear rumors that a larger screen Kindle was in the works, Amazon has officially scheduled a press conference for this... Read more...
Look out Amazon (and Sony), there's about to be a new e-reader in town! During the same month that Amazon launched its revamped Kindle 2, Fortune has announced that another opponent will join the ring sometime this year, and it's an unlikely opponent at that.Hearst Corporation is the company behind all of this, and if you're curious as to... Read more...
Is the e-reader revolution finally upon us? Now, we know that demand for Amazon's Kindle has been remarkable, but it would still be a stretch to say that e-books were all the rage amongst the general populace over the past year or so. As Amazon apparently prepares to unveil its next generation Kindle on Monday at a New York City library, the... Read more...
February 9th is still hours away, but there's little doubt about what Amazon will unveil this coming Monday at a library in New York. A whole gaggle of rather official looking press images have surfaced in the run-up to the event, and they sure look convincing. At this point, it would actually be a shock if Jeff Bezos didn't introduce the... Read more...
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