10/17/2011, Do you own the Sony Reader PRS-T1? As you may be aware, it’s running on a heavily modified version of Android, much like how Amazon’s Kindle Fire will be like, but what that means is that by right you should be able to run Android apps on it, and that’s what an enterprising hacker has attempted to do, and while progress has been slow, he has been somewhat successful.
10/12/2011, If you’re in the market for a new e-reader device, Chinese e-reader manufacturer, Onyx, has outed the Onyx Boox i62 e-reader device. Based on the picture alone we can’t help but feel that there are some glaring similarities between the Onyx Boox i62 and Apple’s iPad, but putting that aside, it does look like a rather sleek device.
10/07/2011, For those living in France and were looking forward to getting on board Amazon’s Kindle, the good news is that the company has finally opened a French Kindle Store, adding to the list of stores outside of the US. For those living outside of France, not to worry as the French Kindle Store will also cover those living in Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg and Switzerland. On top of that, Amazon will […]
10/06/2011, The Kindle 3 was offered to the public at a very affordable rate. For Kindle 3 owners, you’re probably aware that in order to enjoy the $30 subsidy for your e-reader device, you’ve had to put up with rather annoying advertisements. The good news is that Amazon has caught on to that and are now offering a solution for owners of the Kindle 4.
09/28/2011, If you’re in the market for an e-reader or you want to upgrade your current Kindle, Amazon has today just announced three new Kindle models that you can choose from – the Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G and a smaller version of the Kindle (all three pictured above 0 image courtesy of IntoMobile).
09/06/2011, With so many tablets available in the market these days, competition is at its peak and variety is always welcome, and it looks like Hong Kong-based MNC Pocketbook International will be entering the fray with their A10 Android tablet/e-reader, which is the successor to their IQ 701.
08/31/2011, In addition to its tablets, Sony is launching its new elegant Reader Wi-Fi that features a 6-inch e-ink Pearl V220 glare-free touch screen display which gives access to over 2 million titles from the Sony Reader Store. The company partnered with over 11,000 public libraries across the country to allow users to wirelessly borrow e-books from their local library. The Sony Reader Wi-Fi now offers pinch and zoom and the […]
07/22/2011, A couple of weeks back we reported that Panasonic had revealed their very own ebook reader that they were aiming to launch in Japan, and that they also partnered up with popular Japanese online retailer Rakuten, who will be supplying the books. Well if you’re living in Japan, good news as the device is now official and it will be making its way to Japanese consumers on the 10th of […]
06/30/2011, Those who have not tried a tablet may wonder how the web reading experience is, when compared to their computer. Usually, tablet browsers are slightly different than the ones available on PCs or Mac. Also, on tablets, the default mobile browser is usually more limited in terms of speed and plug-ins. However, it gives access to websites' full desktop versions.
05/04/2011, Barnes & Noble have informed investors that they fully intend to make an announcement for a new e-reader device later this May. Heck, the relevant paperwork has already been filed with the SEC, so you can bet your bottom dollar that it is inching nearer towards a physical existence in stores, and we would love to catch a glimpse of it over at the FCC to boot. To get an […]
12/13/2010, Marketers are experimenting with new pricing models for e-books. In a twist, marketers may make e-books available for free in exchange for your attention to ads that may appear within the books. Various forms of advertisements are now being explored, including sponsorships, videos, graphics, or text that may appear when the book is first opened and along the borders books. Ads can be targeted based on the content of the […]
12/06/2010, In a push to gain ground in the digital book market, highlighted by digital books and e-readers, bookseller Borders may be acquiring its larger rival Barnes & Noble for $16 per share or a mixture of cash and stock according to the company’s filing with the SEC. The deal seems preliminary, and Borders is cautioning that there is “no assurance” that the buyout will go through. The buyout will give […]
11/30/2010, While Amazon is still a dominant player in the e-reader market with a 47% market share, Apple is quickly gaining ground having captured 32% of the e-reader market with its iPad consumer tablet. ChangeWave’s latest survey was completed by over 2,800 consumers, and the methodology for comparison is unclear as the iPad can do a lot more than be used as a dedicated e-reader as it is a multi-purpose content […]
11/22/2010, Barnes & Noble just released version 1.5 of its firmware for the e-ink Nook. The firmware brings a number of enhancements to the e-ink electronic book reader, most notably faster page turn speeds and the ability to sync where you’ve left off in your book with other devices and platforms running the Nook software. The company also updated its Nook app for Android, taking that to version 2.4, which brings […]