Kobo breaks eBook records this Holiday Season

Kobo, the only pure-play global eReading service running on an open platform, has just revealed some interesting stats this holiday season. The kobo book service has managed to break their own records they set previously, and became the first eReading service to launch an eBook gifting and gift card program. This Christmas, over a million people connected to Kobo and they were all downloading several eBooks per second – enough […]


NOOKcolor starts to ship for $249

Barnes & Noble announced their NOOKcolor ebook reader around three weeks ago, and it is nice to see the device fleshed out to the masses, as it has started to ship for $249 a pop. Just to recap (in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so), the NOOKcolor sports a 7-inch IPS touchscreen display at 1024 x 600 resolution, is powered by Google’s Android […]


Pandigital AW-NU706 ebook reader arrives on the FCC

The FCC has taken a look at the Pandigital AW-NU706 ebook reader, and those who are more observant might be able to guess correctly that this device will feature a 6-inch display of the E-Ink variety, while its back end support for a digital library would come in the form of the Barnes & Noble e-book store. To keep up with the rest of the Joneses’, Pandigital’s effort ain’t too […]


FCC takes a gander at iRiver Cover Story eBook reader

The FCC have taken a look at the iRiver Cover Story eBook reader over the weekend, which is always a good omen if you’re thinking of picking one up Stateside since all devices need to go through the machinations of the FCC before they are approved for sale in this part of the world. The Cover Story will come with a 6-inch resistive touch screen eInk display for your portable […]


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Nook Color Preview

Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor, the first full color ebook reader, presents a series of dilemmas for interested buyers. B&N referred to it as a tablet, but NOOKcolor is really more like half a tablet. It literally is a read-only device. It displays text, PDF and Microsoft Office files, plays any MPEG-4 video (no Flash), plays MP3 and AAC music, plays animations. It surfs the Web using the Android browser (which […]


Nook Color just announced

In a fanciful introductory event filled with swirling dancers, Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook Color, a full color ebook reader with a 7-inch color LCD and runs a version of the Android smartphone OS. It goes on sale on Nov. 19, but pre-orders are now being accepted. The question is, can or will this ebook reader somehow morph into a tablet PC? B&N is calling it both a tablet […]


Kindle 3 Software Update Allows On-Device Amazon Account Creation

The Kindle–and by proxy the Kindle 3–should be able to create Amazon accounts on the device just by the nature of its untethered access to books on Amazon’s storefront, but that wasn’t the case prior to Kindle software version 3.0.1. With the new software update that Amazon is rolling out after a quick beta test, users who do not have Amazon accounts can create an account on their device, making […]


4FFF N618 EBook Reader

Want an eBook reader that looks different from what everybody else out there has? You could always check out 4FFF’s N618 eBook reader, which the company claims uses Sipix electronic paper, offering over 16 contrasting gray levels. 4FFF also claims that it’s more responsive and easier to read than ordinary E-ink displays that are used by eBook readers. It’s quite small, measuring in at just under six-inches, so portability should […]


ECS ELITEGROUP Everest EB-900 eBook Reader

The folks over at ECS ELITEGROUP have unveiled the Everest EB-900 eBook reader at Computex recently, boasting a 9.7-inch E-Ink display and is slated to be launched next month in China and Taiwan. Will it be able to set itself apart from the multitude of eBook readers already in the market? Check out the specifications and see for yourself:


Sony Considering The Possibility Of A Tablet Device To Compete With The iPad

While Sony doesn’t seem to have any concrete plans on releasing a tablet device to rival Apple’s iPad just yet, that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t keeping tabs on the situation. In a recent interview, a senior VP has confirmed that the company plans to assess how the market adapts to Apple’s iPad first, though we must say that selling 1 million iPads in under a month should pretty […]


Samsung SNE-60 eBook Reader Headed To The UK

Considering that Apple’s iPad is on its way to the UK, Samsung probably didn’t pick a very good time to ship its SNE-60 eBook reader to folks in the UK, but who are we to judge, right? While Apple’s iPad is not a dedicated eBook reader, it can still function as that, leaving the SNE-60 to be an alternative eBook reader for you if you’re shopping for one currently. Packing […]


Samsung E65 eBook certified by Wi-Fi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Samsung E65, where this device is not a cellphone but actually an ebook reader, making it the successor to Samsung’s first E60 ebook reader, albeit sporting a full QWERTY keyboard instead of the sliding form factor. You get a 6″ e-ink display that boasts support for an electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen, coupled with text-to-speech, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and MP3 playback capability among others. […]


WeFound F630 eBook Reader

The WeFound F630 eBook reader from China looks a lot like a certain eBook reader from an online retailing giant, but that’s quite common for many of the products coming from China. This eBook reader has a built-in China Mobile 3G (TD-SCDMA) wireless module, offering users unlimited EDGE and 3G connection via China Mobile’s SIM Card for the first three years of purchase, after which you’ll need to top up […]


Sovos eReader For Folks On A Budget

eBook readers and tablet computers are all the rage nowadays, so there are plenty in the market. With so many choices, it’ll be interesting to see how the Sovos eReader plans to set itself apart from the rest of the pack with its standard-looking specifications. It does offer a 5-inch color TFT display that allows you to read eBooks, view photos and videos. Aside from that, this eBook reader packs […]