12/02/2013, E Ink has come up with some pretty interesting displays in the past, and this time around, we have a new kind of screen technology from the folks over at E Ink that they call Fina. Fina will rely on technology which makes use of an extremely thin glass substrate which will supposedly end up eventually in displays that measure less than 50% where thickness and weight are concerned, especially […]
12/12/2012, The netbook revolution never came – as Apple’s iPad (and subsequently, all the other notable Android-powered tablets) came into the scene, cannibalizing into the netbook’s already niche market. I guess the netbook was a good idea, but that was because the tablet segment had yet to be perfected. Well, there is another segment of hardware that crosses path with the tablet, and those would be dedicated e-readers, such as the […]
11/07/2012, Over in Japan, e-readers aren’t exactly new to the market and with Amazon’s introduction of their first Japanese language e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, it certainly looks like Amazon is late to the game. Perhaps in an effort to make up for lost time, reports have indicated that the Kindle Paperwhite device for the Japanese market will be priced less than its US counterpart and will be sold for roughly $100. […]
05/14/2012, A few days ago, we wrote about the possibility for Amazon to release color e-book Kindles this year. Today, Reuters is backing up the rumor by saying that Amazon will indeed launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and Kindle Fire tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting. According to Reuters, a source of theirs who claims to have direct knowledge of the matter told them that the world’s […]
04/12/2012, A few days ago, it was reported that there was a possibility of Amazon working on a front-lit e-reader. Well it looks like the idea of a front-lit e-reader is one that is shared by both Amazon and Barnes & Noble as Nate from The Digital Reader has managed to get his hands on a photo of a signage expected to go up Barnes & Nobles stores for front-lit Nook […]
01/30/2012, At the Taipei International Book Fair, Qualcomm has announced that Kobee has selected the Mirasol display technology for their Jin Yong Reader (the reader has been named after Jin Young, a popular author in China ). The tablet features a 5.7″ 1024×768 Mirasol display, a 1GHz SnapDragon S2 processor and a customized Android 2.3. This device looks just like the Bambook Sunflower that we talked about at CES. If you […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] Qualcomm’s mirasol display has been announced quite a while ago but we have yet to see it in products this side of the world, however that may all change soon. Today Qualcomm MEMS Technologies and The Shanghai Nutshell have announced the first mirasol display e-reader: the Bambook Sunflower. In case you’re wondering about what’s so special about Qualcomm’s mirasol display – it was touted to be the next […]
12/06/2011, If you were thinking of getting yourself a color eInk e-reader, you might have to end up paying $500 for the Jetbook Color e-reader by Ectaco, a company that takes the Havon readers and pairs it with their own firmware that has been exclusively developed for both the English and European markets.
11/22/2011, There is nothing quite like curling up to a good book on a rainy day with a hot mug of coffee in one hand, while there is also a plate of cookies that delivers quick and easy access to boot whenever your stomach experiences hunger pangs. Well, these days, it makes sense for e-book readers to hit the market – and South Korea’s latest e-book reader would be the Kyobo […]
11/21/2011, It wasn’t too long ago that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet got rooted, so we can’t say that we’re very surprised to hear that its competition, the Nook Tablet, has been rooted as well. The method to rooting the Nook Tablet is apparently similar to the one used on the Kindle Fire, and for those looking to install Google apps on the Nook Tablet, it seems that a method has been […]
11/17/2011, It was discovered not too long ago that the Amazon Kindle Fire could sideload apps not from Amazon’s app store, so we guess we can’t say that we’re too surprised to hear that the Barnes & Noble’s recently launched Nook Tablet gained that ability as well.
11/07/2011, Taking a page from Apple’s “if ain’t broke don’t fix” iPhone 4S product design school, Barnes & Noble this morning introduced its new Nook Tablet, which is nearly identical to the original Nook Color, and priced at the same $249. When can get the new Nook Tablet? While you can pre-order it now, B&N representatives would only say the Tablet will be available “on or about November 17,” just two […]
10/31/2011, Barnes and Noble has sent us an invitation, which is about a “very special announcement”. Unless this “very special announcement” is about a new store opening, we’ll take a guess and say that this announcement probably has something to do with Barnes and Noble’s new NookColor e-reader device. Last week before the weekend, we reported that there was a good chance that Barnes and Noble could be releasing their new […]
10/28/2011, With Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet gaining a lot of attention, not just as the company’s first Android tablet, but as a possible e-reader as well, Barnes & Noble’s new NookColor seems to have taken a backseat. There has been rumors that suggested B&N has plans to launch a new NookColor, but now it seems that thanks to The Digital Reader, that release could come as early as the 7th […]