eBook readers archive

  • Amazon: Kindle ebooks kicking some hardback butt
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    Amazon: Kindle ebooks kicking some hardback butt

    By 20 July 2010

    Amazon has announced quite a milestone for its Kindle ebooks - they are outselling hardback books for the first time. The online giant has revealed that for every 100 hardbacks that it currently sells, it sells 143 ebooks, and that for the last month...

  • iRiver Story ebook reader goes Wi-Fi
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    iRiver Story ebook reader goes Wi-Fi

    By 8 July 2010

    iRiver's Story ebook reader fared well when we put it through its paces for a review at the tail end of last year, but it seemed to be lacking something. And that something was connectivity. But now, with the inclusion of Wi-Fi, and a tie-up with WH Smith's...

  • New Amazon Kindle DX: Sharper screen, sharper price
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    New Amazon Kindle DX: Sharper screen, sharper price

    By 1 July 2010

    Amazon has released a new version of its massively popular ebook reader, the Amazon Kindle DX. And although Amazon has improved upon the previous model with a better display, the price has been slashed by $110 to $389. The new Kindle DX features a 9.7-inch...

  • Full colour Kindle by Christmas?
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    Full colour Kindle by Christmas?

    By 30 June 2010

    Although we've previously brought you info, plus pics and video of Mirasol's MEMs-based reflective full colour display technology before, a demo at parent company Qualcomm's San Diego campus has revealed more details - including a strong hint that the...

  • Amazon Kindle app gets audio and video makeover
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    Amazon Kindle app gets audio and video makeover

    By 28 June 2010

    Amazon has released an update to its Kindle apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that allows for the embedding of audio and video features within its ebook titles. Now, not only is this a rather nifty little feature, it also raises two very significant...

  • BeBook Neo ebook reader   review
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    BeBook Neo ebook reader review

    By 9 June 2010

    The BeBook Neo takes the "traditional" (if we can use such a term for devices that have only been around for a couple of years) approach, offering an E-Ink screen, but incorporating Wi-Fi. Could this be the connected ebook reader that we have all been...

  • Acer takes on Amazon with the LumiRead
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    Acer takes on Amazon with the LumiRead

    By 27 May 2010

    Acer has announced an ebook reader that it hopes will enjoy the same sort of success Amazon has had with its Kindle. The LumiRead has a 6-inch E Ink screen like the Kindle 2 and also a full QWERTY keyboard. There's 2GB of flash memory on board, which...

  • Kindle set to up its game in response to iPad
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    Kindle set to up its game in response to iPad

    By 18 May 2010

    Amazon is reportedly in talks with game developers with a view to include some extra functions in the next generation of its popular ebook reader, the Kindle. Since the iPad's launch we've all been waiting to see how Amazon would respond, with some analysts...

  • Samsung SNE-60 ebook reader on its way
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    Samsung SNE-60 ebook reader on its way

    By 12 May 2010

    If you're not quite ready for the full tablet revolution, iPad (or Google/Verizon) stylee, then you may want to ease yourself in gently by using an ebook reader first. Or you might even think that there's room for both tablets and ebook readers in the...

  • Amazon Kindle Popular Highlights takes reading social
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    Amazon Kindle Popular Highlights takes reading social

    By 3 May 2010

    Amazon has starting rolling out its latest 2.5 Kindle update and with it a new feature called Popular Highlights. What some will either class as incredibly annoying or the future of reading, users will now be able to see where other people have highlighted...

  • Amazon sends Kindles to Africa
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    Amazon sends Kindles to Africa

    By 21 April 2010

    A charity called Worldreader.org, which is attempting to boost literacy rates in the third world using technology, has persuaded Amazon to send a big pile of Kindle ereaders over to Africa. Ghana's Ministry of Education is running a trial to find out...

  • Kindle for Mac platform unveiled
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    Kindle for Mac platform unveiled

    By 18 March 2010

    Amazon has announced that its Kindle ebook platform is now available to Mac users. Kindle for Mac allows users of Apple's computers to access the same library of 325,000 books that is accessible on the Kindle, the Kindle DX, the iPhone and Windows PCs....

  • Amazon Kindle Keyboard review
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    Amazon Kindle Keyboard review

    By 12 March 2010

    The Amazon Kindle has only relatively recently made it to the UK, with our US brothers and sisters enjoying the device for some time. As we've been looking at our disconnected ebook readers on this side of the pond and scratching our balding pates, US...

  • Kindle app coming for Android?
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    Kindle app coming for Android?

    By 11 March 2010

    It appears that the Android platform might also be getting a Kindle book reader app, if leaked promotional documents for Dell's Mini 5 are accurate. The promotional material describes a number of features for the handset, including "Kindle book reader...

  • Amazon Kindle Browser about to get better?
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    Amazon Kindle Browser about to get better?

    By 9 March 2010

    With internet tablets the buzz word at the moment, thanks to the Apple iPad and the HP Slate, Amazon looks to be getting a tad worried that Kindle owners might jump ship for a better browsing experience. All that could be about to change, however, if...

  • iRex DR800S ebook reader   review
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    iRex DR800S ebook reader review

    By 5 March 2010

    On first impressions, the DR800S (on sale from www.libresco.com) does an uncanny impression of a paperback. It’s got an 8-inch screen – that’s only a couple of inches bigger than the 6-inch norm, but it hits the sweetspot; it has almost twice the...

  • Penguin demos iPad books
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    Penguin demos iPad books

    By 4 March 2010

    Penguin has laid out some of the ways in which the iPad could be used to present ebooks in a presentation given by CEO John Makinson. There's some interesting ideas in there, including the ability to use the iPad's accelerometers, and to connect to a...

  • Asus unveils DR-900 E-Reader
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    Asus unveils DR-900 E-Reader

    By 3 March 2010

    At the CeBIT 2010 technology tradeshow, Asus has unveiled the DR-900 - an e-Reader product that joins similar models from the company's technological rivals. We know some information - it'll have a SiPix 9-inch e-paper touchscreen display, a profile about...

  • Kobo launches UK ebook store
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    Kobo launches UK ebook store

    By 23 February 2010

    Remember Shortcovers? It's no more. It's rebadged as Kobo and relaunched, complete with a UK-centric ebook store that has content from publishers like Penguin, Random House, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster and Faber & Faber. The ereading service allows users...

  • VIDEO: Qualcomm Mirasol hands-on
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    VIDEO: Qualcomm Mirasol hands-on

    By 17 February 2010

    Qualcomm is hoping to turn the ebook reader market on its head with the launch of a screen technology called Mirasol that not only offers colour over the current greyscale offerings, but also adds video as well. The new technology, which is currently...

  • Nook back in stock as Barnes & Noble starts Valentines sales push
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    Nook back in stock as Barnes & Noble starts Valentines sales push

    By 8 February 2010

    There weren't as many Nooks under Christmas trees as Barnes & Noble may have seen due to strong pre-orders for the device catching the bookseller seriously unprepared, but the company is hoping Valentine's Day will be different. In a blog post Barnes...

  • British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free
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    British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

    By 8 February 2010

    The British Library has decided that later in the spring it'll be making 65,000 great works of 19th Century fiction available, absolutely free, in ebook format. The books, which are first editions, will include the original typeface and illustrations...

  • Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"
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    Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

    By 4 February 2010

    Amazon is not going to take the Apple iPad challenge lying down, suggests the New York Times, as it's reported the etailing giant is prepping a "super Kindle" to compete. The crux of this suggestion is the rumour that Amazon has snapped up Touchco, a...

  • No iBooks for UK iPad
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    No iBooks for UK iPad

    By 29 January 2010

    Rumours that Apple's new e-book store wouldn't be available outside of North America when the device launches internationally later in the year seem to be proving true. The Register has noticed that the UK page for the iPad matches its US equivalent in...

  • Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch
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    Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

    By 29 January 2010

    In the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, Amazon has seen fit to offer its closest ever insight to how many Kindles it has shifted, something it has always kept a closely guarded secret. Good news for those that are taking Amazon up on its Kindle Development...