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In recent months, Amazon has issued one press release after another to talk up the success of its Kindle ebook reader. The hype surrounding Kindle's success has helped to propel Amazon's share price upward, but some are wondering how long Amazon can continue to make headlines before it releases actual numbers to back up its claims. On December 26, Amazon claimed the Kindle was the most purchased gift in its history and that sales of electronic books from its store surpassed physical book sales on Christmas day. Half-way through December, the retailer said the Kindle had enjoyed its best monthly sales ever in that month. While both of these claims certainly sound impressive, Amazon never provided... Read more...
Intel on Tuesday introduced a new e-book reader, one designed for the visually impaired, which can read digital files of books aloud, as well as capture images from printed material via a 5-megapixel digital camera and similarly read the text aloud at a variety of listening speeds. Additionally, the Intel Reader, as its called, has a 4" display that will show the text in large fonts, for those impaired, and not blind. The $1,499 device may seem expensive when compared to the Kindle 2, which can also read aloud, though in a robotic voice, but this new device is designed specifically as a reader for the visually impaired, as opposed to a consumer device. In fact, you may recall that the Kindle... Read more...
Barnes & Noble's nook hasn't even seen the light of day yet (it's pre-order only), and it's already embroiled in a lawsuit. In this case, Spring Design, which has its own e-book reader, is claiming B&N has used IP garnered from meetings with Spring Design in its nook.The lawsuit addresses Spring Design's "Alex" e-book reader, which features two e-ink displays with capacitive touchscreens as well as the Google Android operating systems. This is all very similar to the nook.Spring Design claims in their press release that they and Barnes and Noble had been meeting since the beginning of this year, with B&N noting very favorable impressions of the device.  It seemed there was a... Read more...
LCDs may be neat, plasmas may be entertaining and projectors may be awe-inspiring, but e-ink is the future. With the e-book reader revolution fully upon us, there's little doubt that e-ink manufacturers will be pumping out mind-blowing new modifications to improve upon the greyscale versions that we're used to.Liquavista is aiming to be one of the first to break the mold, and if the video posted below is any indication, this company may have something special in store for future-generation readers from Sony, Plastic Logic and Amazon. The LiquavistaBright technology is faster, brighter and more responsive than existing e-ink technologies, enabling users to see their doodles quicker, turn pages... Read more...
Watch out, Kindle. You've got some competition--real competition. While the market gets saturated with e-book readers, Barnes & Noble has stepped in to shake things up in a big, big way. Until now, every other e-reader that hit the market was just another subpar offering. No other reader has really threatened the Kindle's dominance, but it's safe to say that the war is now on. The Nook, which is B&N's first e-book reader, is the first reader to hit the market with two screens (one of which is color). The top portion of the device is a 6" E Ink display, while the bottom is a 3.5" color touch screen. It's a clear step forward for the industry, and when you consider that the price point... Read more...
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