eBook readers archive

  • Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch
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    Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch

    By 4 January 2010

    New Cool-er ebook readers have been announced for a CES unveiling as Interead has made the Compact and Connect official while the already confirmed 3G model will also make an appearance and the Classic will be launched in new colours. Measuring in at...

  • 10 technologies for the next decade
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    10 technologies for the next decade

    By 30 December 2009

    Having experienced the technological wonders of the last 10 years, what have gadget and technology fans got to look forward to over the next 10. What will be big in 2020? Here are 10 buzz areas that you'll be talking about for quite some time, changing...

  • VIDEO: Mag+ digital magazine concept
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    VIDEO: Mag+ digital magazine concept

    By 17 December 2009

    A London design agency called BERG has reimagined how magazines could look in the future with a concept video of a product that it's calling Mag+. The concept has been produced in conjunction with Bonnier's R&D division, the magazine publishers behind...

  • Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo
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    Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo

    By 16 December 2009

    In the States Borders has announced its plans to launch new ebook readers next year, aimed at reaching readers who buy "a couple of books a year". As well as hardware, the US retail giant is to offer an accompanying online store, powered by Kobo, a spin-off...

  • iRiver Story ebook reader review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    iRiver Story ebook reader review

    By 16 December 2009

    Ebook readers are for travellers, right? Wrong. Take frequent flyers: can anything that has to be switched off during take-off and landing really be considered "great for travellers"? Not really, but if you don't confuse the genre with that bastion of...

  • Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES
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    Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES

    By 16 December 2009

    Plastic Logic is hyping up the launch of its already-announced, but not detailed, QUE ebook reader which it calls "the world's first proReader". 7 January at the CES show in Vegas is the date that all will be revealed, and Plastic Logic is promising hands-on...

  • Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK
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    Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

    By 16 December 2009

    Amazon, somewhat shy about hard and fast Kindle stats, has revealed that the Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK.   The Kindle continues to be the most gifted, most wished for and the number one bestselling product across the millions of items...

  • Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay
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    Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay

    By 14 December 2009

    As new customers hoping to order a Barnes & Noble "Nook" ebook reader are greeted with the news that the next available stock is not due until February 2010, the sought after device is seeing eBay sales success for those that did pre-order early. The...

  • Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries
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    Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries

    By 14 December 2009

    Amazon has announced that its Kindle for iPhone app is now available from the Apple App Store in more than 60 additional countries, including the UK. Boasting Whispersync tech that saves and syncs a user's bookmarks across their Kindle devices and Kindle...

  • New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced
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    New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced

    By 10 December 2009

    Americans are getting yet another ebook reader with the news that a new Cool-er ebook reader from Interead has been announced that brings 3G connectivity to the range. The Cool-er 3G ereader will get a debut exclusively on the AT&T network in the States...

  • US publishing giants join forces for digital standards
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    US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

    By 9 December 2009

    In the States, five big publishing companies have announced they are to team-up on a venture that will see open standards created for the new era of digital publishing on portable digital devices, such as the as-yet unconfirmed Apple iTablet that's got...

  • VIDEO: "Coming soon" Sports Illustrated tablet concept demoed
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    VIDEO: "Coming soon" Sports Illustrated tablet concept demoed

    By 3 December 2009

    Hot on the heels of the Conde Nast "Wired" demo, Time Inc's "Sports Illustrated" has made a stab at a concept of what the mag might look like on a tablet device. Thought to be in anticipation of Apple releasing a multimedia tablet later next year, the...

  • Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook   review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook review

    By 2 December 2009

    Sony's Touch Edition Reader, the PRS-600, looks to answer a lot of questions and push ebooks to a wider audience. Adding touch interaction and the ability to highlight and scribble notes on your books means it is likely to appeal to students and researchers....

  • Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied
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    Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied

    By 2 December 2009

    Spring Design, the company currently suing the pants off Barnes & Noble for the latter allegedly pinching their ebook reader design, has been dealt a blow by the US courts. Spring Design had requested an injunction to stop Barnes & Noble from selling...

  • Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November
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    Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November

    By 30 November 2009

    Amazon has announced that November 2009 is the best sales month ever for the Kindle, which means little when you consider the etailing giant has not now, nor ever, disclosed sales stats for the device. The Kindle has apparently broken a sales record this...

  • iRiver Story comes to the UK
    Gadgets

    iRiver Story comes to the UK

    By 27 November 2009

    iRiver has dropped us word that it's bringing its "Story" e-book reader to the UK. The South Korean manufacturer, famous for its MP3 players, says that the Story is "stepping up to challenge Sony's version and Amazon's new Kindle". The reader has an e-ink...

  • Tough M-Edge Latitude Kindle cases available
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    Tough M-Edge Latitude Kindle cases available

    By 27 November 2009

    If you want to protect your Amazon Kindle, or if you're looking for a great Kindle-themed Christmas present, you could do worse than M-Edge's range of Latitude cases for the device. Available in a variety of bright colours, the Latitude "Kindle Jackets"...

  • BeBook Mini available in UK
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    BeBook Mini available in UK

    By 25 November 2009

    BeBook has announced its latest eReader, the Mini, described as a compact version of its BeBook One, is to be stocked by some major high street and online retailers in the UK. London book shop Foyles, as well as Borders and Blackwells and online etailer...

  • Amazon Kindle gets better battery and PDF support
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    Amazon Kindle gets better battery and PDF support

    By 24 November 2009

    Amazon has bumped the battery life and added native PDF support for its 6-inch Kindle ebook reader on Tuesday via a firmware update following a 6 month firmware improvement and testing program. The news means that the Kindle now has battery life of...

  • Sony offers James Patterson-themed Reader
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    Sony offers James Patterson-themed Reader

    By 24 November 2009

    After chucking out a special edition Reader for fans of romance fiction, Sony has now announced it is to offer another limited edition model of the Reader Pocket Edition, this time for thriller fans. The James Patterson model features the Alex Cross novel,...

  • Mirasol shows off colour E-reader displays
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    Mirasol shows off colour E-reader displays

    By 19 November 2009

    Mirasol, the team at Qualcomm responsible for its e-reader division, has been showing off a new set of eBook readers that are built on "interferometric modulation" display technology. In slightly less geeky language, that means that they can do colour,...

  • BenQ unveils K60 nReader
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    BenQ unveils K60 nReader

    By 17 November 2009

    eBook readers have quickly become the latest thing that the computer industry is throwing everything it has at, as it's seen as the new saviour product by suffering technology companies. The latest to join the fray is BenQ which has launched the first...

  • Sony offers Mills and Boon-themed Reader
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    Sony offers Mills and Boon-themed Reader

    By 17 November 2009

    Sony is offering an exclusive limited edition model of the Reader Pocket Edition, created for fans of romance fiction. The Mills & Boon Reader Pocket Edition comes pre-loaded with three eBooks - exclusive to the model - as well as a voucher for ten further...

  • Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook review

    By 17 November 2009

    The ebook reader market seems to be gaining momentum if you take an increasing diversity of devices as an indicator. The idea of an ebook replacing your collection of dusty novels is still in its infancy, but with the PRS-300, the "Pocket Edition", we...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gadgets
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gadgets

    By 12 November 2009

    We're happy to admit that some tech just doesn't fit into any other category. That's what the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards Best Gadget section is all about. In many ways these devices are gadgets in their purest sense. They're objects with a clever...