eBook readers archive

  • Sony predicts downfall of paper books as it welcomes Apple iBook Store
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    Sony predicts downfall of paper books as it welcomes Apple iBook Store

    By 27 January 2010

    The humble book has but 5 years before it's surpassed by the digital versions according to Sony as it reaches out to Apple to welcome the company's move into the ebook reader market with the launch of the Apple iPad. "The introduction of another...

  • Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store
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    Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store

    By 27 January 2010

    Apple has announced that it will be taking on primarily Amazon, but also the likes of Barnes & Noble, with the launch of its own "iBook" store. The new offering, which will allow users to buy and read books from a number of different publishers will go...

  • New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb
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    New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb

    By 22 January 2010

    Another ebook reader is due to hit the UK market as Endless Ideas announces the launch of the BeBook Neo following on from the UK availability of the BeBook Mini. Prepped for a second half of Feb launch, the BeBook Neo boasts Wi-Fi, and appears to get...

  • Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics
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    Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics

    By 22 January 2010

    Asus has revealed pictorial proof of its entrance to the ebook reader market via a tweet and images posted to its Flickr account. Asus UK's tweet on the topic reads only: "Shhh...ASUS E-reader breaks cover in our office!" The Flickr pics are labelled...

  • LG Display reveals 19-inch flexible epaper display
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    LG Display reveals 19-inch flexible epaper display

    By 21 January 2010

    In Korea, LG Display has revealed a prototype of a large epaper display with a 19-inch flexible version of the tech. Slightly larger than A3, LG says the applications are "obvious" for broadsheet newspapers.  The epaper measures in at 0.3mm thick and...

  • Amazon announces Kindle apps
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    Amazon announces Kindle apps

    By 21 January 2010

    In an interesting move from Amazon, the etailer has announced it is to release a software development kit that will see apps developed for the Kindle platform. Among the suggestions, for what the Kindle apps might materialise as, are cookbook add-ons...

  • 10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader
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    10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader

    By 20 January 2010

    One of the bright stars of CES 2010 was the eBook reader category. We're a long way now from the days of just the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle. There are colour, dual and even flexible screen variants arriving but as impressive as all this hardware...

  • Cool-er ebook reader review
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    Cool-er ebook reader review

    By 20 January 2010

    Ebook readers aren't new - but it's only recently that there has been enough industry support and books available to bother buying them. Just in time for this explosion is the Cool-e-reader or Cool-er, a budget, lightweight ebook reader. What you first...

  • First Look: Spring Design Alex ebook reader review
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    First Look: Spring Design Alex ebook reader review

    By 19 January 2010

    eBook readers are starting to gather pace, and that means there are now plenty to choose from. Spring Design's Alex ebook reader sprung on to the scene late last year, and has already garnered interest because of its similarities to the Barnes & Noble...

  • First Look: Plastic Logic Que proReader review
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    First Look: Plastic Logic Que proReader review

    By 18 January 2010

    While most ebook readers will offer you the chance to read a book, the Plastic Logic Que proReader takes a different approach - it's more geared to reading the newspaper, letting you check your email and calendar. But will it work? We got hands-on at...

  • Kindle Digital Text Platform opens to global authors
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    Kindle Digital Text Platform opens to global authors

    By 15 January 2010

    Amazon has announced the opening up of its Kindle Digital Text Platform outside of North America. The service, which allows authors to self-publish, was previously only available in the United States. Now, authors writing in English, German or French...

  • iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch
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    iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch

    By 13 January 2010

    iRex Technologies has announced the retail availability in the UK and Europe of its DR800S ebook reader, with the news it will go on sale direct from 18 January for 499 euros or £449, compared to the US price tag of $399. The 8.1-inch touchscreen device...

  • What CES 2010 did for...ebook readers
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    What CES 2010 did for...ebook readers

    By 11 January 2010

    We knew it would be a big year for ebook readers at CES, but what we found on the show floor impressed us even still. The two watch words were clearly size and connectivity and just about every reader worth its salt now is connected to the potential of...

  • iRiver Story ebook reader hands-on
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    iRiver Story ebook reader hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    iRiver's Story ebook reader, currently available in the UK, was on show at CES and we were on hand to grab some photos. As you can see from the pics, the Story boasts a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a voice recorder, headphones jack, built-in speaker...

  • Plastic Logic's Que proReader hands-on
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    Plastic Logic's Que proReader hands-on

    By 9 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Plastic Logic has launched its Que proReader, and Pocket-lint was on hand to grab some photos. The device, despite its glassy looks, is made of plastic and features a 10.7-inch touchscreen for interacting...

  • Bookeen Cybook Orizon ebook announced
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    Bookeen Cybook Orizon ebook announced

    By 9 January 2010

    Bookeen, the company behind one of the first ebook readers in 1998, has launched its latest offering at CES in Las Vegas. The new model, will be called the Booken Cybook Orizon and will offer a 6-inch ePaper display. It will also be the first Bookeen...

  • enTourage eDGe merges Android with ebook reader with tablet
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    enTourage eDGe merges Android with ebook reader with tablet

    By 9 January 2010

    A new dual screen device that merges an Android tablet with an ebook reader has been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. The enTourage eDGe, is as the makers call it, the world's first dual book creating within a single breath a new category for mobile devices....

  • Spring Design's Alex ebook reader hands-on
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    Spring Design's Alex ebook reader hands-on

    By 9 January 2010

    Spring Design's Alex ebook reader has made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and we were on hand to give it a quick run for its money with a hands-on play. Currently the subject of a legal bust-up between it and Barnes & Noble...

  • COOL-ER announces Compact and Connect readers
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    COOL-ER announces Compact and Connect readers

    By 8 January 2010

    COOL-ER has announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it'll soon be adding two additional models to its range of eBook readers. The COOL-ER Compact and COOL-ER Connect both expand the functionality available on the standard COOL-ER...

  • Plastic Logic Que proReader debuts
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    Plastic Logic Que proReader debuts

    By 7 January 2010

    Cambridge based company, Plastic Logic, is hoping to shake up the ebook reader market with the launch of the QUE proReader at CES in Las Vegas. The new device claims to be more than an "eReader" and promises to provide "a premium reading experience...

  • Spring Design's Alex priced and dated at CES
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    Spring Design's Alex priced and dated at CES

    By 7 January 2010

    Spring Design's Alex ebook reader, currently the subject of a legal bust-up between it and Barnes & Noble, has been priced, dated and shown the sights at this year's CES. With its dual screen design (one 6-inch black and white e-ink display for text and...

  • Samsung unveils E6 and E101 eBook readers
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    Samsung unveils E6 and E101 eBook readers

    By 7 January 2010

    Samsung, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has announced its first entries into the increasingly crowded eBook reader market - the E6 and E101. The E6 measures 6 inches across, whereas the E101 has a 10-inch display. Both have e-paper for...

  • Guardian Case for Kindle: For when you can't put a good ebook down
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    Guardian Case for Kindle: For when you can't put a good ebook down

    By 6 January 2010

    One of the best things about having a bath is reading a book while you soak. Trouble is, is that if you've signed up to the digital experience of an e-book reader, you just can't do that anymore.  In steps the Guardian Case For Amazon Kindle, a waterproof...

  • Amazon Kindle DX comes to UK
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    Amazon Kindle DX comes to UK

    By 6 January 2010

    Amazon has announced that its larger ebook reader, the Amazon Kindle DX is available to buy outside of the US and available for Pre-order. With a 9.7-inch screen the e-reader is listed as costing $489 and available in over 100 countries, however UK...

  • Skiff Reader takes e-readers 11.5-inches big
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    Skiff Reader takes e-readers 11.5-inches big

    By 4 January 2010

    Ebook readers just got a whole lot bigger thanks to a new device announced on the eve of this year's CES in Las Vegas. The Skiff Reader will be, according to its makers, the first ebook reader optimised for newspaper and magazine content and feature the...