Eee Reader in final stage

It’s been reported by Taiwanese media that Asus is in the ‘final stage’ of development. According to Digitimes, a 6″ and a 9″ version are in the works. It was assumed that the product would be available at the end of 2009, but if they have not entered production by now, it seems unlikely that Asus will offer the product in significant volumes and in many markets in 2009 – […]

Cheapest netbook in the world

Lanyu from Shenzhen, China, has achieved a world’s first with the cheapest netbook across the planet. The eBook LY-EB01 has been price at 666 Yuan (what a devilish bargain at approximately $98 after conversion). Don’t expect an Intel Atom processor inside though, as this ARM-powered netbook comes with a paltry 266MHz AK7802Q216 processor instead, accompanied by a 7″ 800 × 480 TFT LCD display, WinCE 5.0 as the operating system […]

Bookeen Cybook Opus Paraded

Bookeen was recently caught parading their 5″ ebook known as Cybook Opus, and folks who have laid their eyes on it have nothing but good things to say. Apparently, this 150 gram ebook reader will boast excellent ergonomics, alongside a display of 200dpi with 600 x 800 resolution, boasting auto-rotation thanks to an integrated accelerometer. Supported file formats include ePUB and PDF, regardless of whether there is DRM or not, […]

Elonex Jumps Into eBook Game

Elonex will be entering the eBook player market with its new eBook reader that comes with a typical 6″ display. The design itself isn’t outstanding in any way, but then again the competition isn’t really anything to shout about anyways. Borders UK will be carrying the Elonex eBook reader on an exclusive basis, where it will find joy within the new Borders eBook Download Store. A 4GB memory card will […]


Amazon Kindle 2 In-Depth Review

By Simon Barber* I have just spent a week with a Kindle 2 Amazon lent me to review. Tomorrow I have to send it back and will be sorry to see it go. I am fairly certain that I will not be able to resist the temptation to buy one of my own although I do continue to have reservations about the $350 price tag and the longevity of the […]

Pixel Qi Working On a Low Power E-ink/LCD Hybrid Color Display

We talked about Pixel Qi a couple of times in the past to mention their work on low-power displays or cheap computers. This time again Pixel Qi wants to shake things up by creating a display that is low-power (like e-ink) but that can reproduce colors and use current manufacturing technology, dominated by LCD. This doesn’t sound like a bad plan: e-Ink is clearly not good enough and customers want […]

New York Times releases Reader 2.0

Leave it to one of the biggest names in news to launch a major upgrade of its digital service in stealth mode: The New York Times just released the second version of its “Times Reader”, a stand-alone application that automatically downloads the paper’s news content, checks for updates, and displays articles in a way that’s nicer looking and more readable than on the NYT website. But it’s easy to miss […]

Amazon Kindle DX: Official Info and Price

The Kindle DX has appeared on Amazon’s website and we can now confirm the previously leaked specs: 9.7″ display (16 gray levels), auto portrait/landscape mode, PDF reader, wireless 3G, “days” of battery, text to speech. The price is set at $489, which is not bad compared to the $359 6″ Kindle. We actually prefer this larger version by far. Amazon is taking pre-orders of the Kindle DX, but there’s no […]