eBook readers archive

  • Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features
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    Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features

    By 9 January 2013

    The Amazon Kindle Touch has received a new lease of life with a software update today, bringing with it an array of new features.  The Amazon Kindle Touch model was discontinued in October 2012 with the arrival of new models in the Kindle line-up, but...

  • Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech
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    Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech

    By 9 January 2013

    When Pocket-lint first saw Qualcomm offshoot Mirasol's full colour E Ink prototype devices back in June 2010, there was much optimism for the technology, leading many to believe the market would become flooded with colour Kindles and other eBook readers....

  • Kobo Mini review
    Gadgets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Mini review

    By 31 December 2012

    This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully judged to fit into a handbag, a chest pocket of a shirt, or even the back pocket of a pair of jeans....

  • Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain
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    Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain

    By 6 December 2012

    Customers are complaining that Kindle Paperwhite eBook readers bought from high street bookseller Waterstones come with a permanent advert for the shop as the screensaver instead of the rolling Amazon ones. Waterstones sells its Kindles at the same price...

  • DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year
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    DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year

    By 8 November 2012

    Comic book publisher DC Comics has announced deals with the three major digital book retailers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple, to add its monthly titles to their stores. Although the brand already has a healthy library of eBook versions of its graphic...

  • BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced
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    BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced

    By 6 November 2012

    BeBook has launched the BeBook Touch, which - as the name suggests - adds a 6-inch E-Ink touch display device to its line-up of eBook readers. The interesting twist on this device is that it's powered by Android. BeBook claims this makes it stable and...

  • Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers
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    Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

    By 29 October 2012

    UK consumers can now get their hands on Nook’s line of E Ink eReader devices, with the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch arriving in major retail stores.  The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features an E Ink display with a built-in reading...

  • Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers
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    Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

    By 26 October 2012

    Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club.  Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given...

  • Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK
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    Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

    By 26 October 2012

    Amazon has brought its Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK and it's now open for business. It's basically a service that allows you to borrow books from a set list of hundreds of thousands and there's no due date by which to finish them. Users can...

  • Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal
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    Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

    By 24 October 2012

    Author, actor and comedian Charlie Higson has spoken out against Amazon after this week's revelations that the online retailer charges publishers the full 20 per cent VAT on eBooks in the UK, even though it pays far less in Luxembourg, where it is based....

  • Kobo Glo review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Kobo Glo review

    By 24 October 2012

    When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check...

  • Sony Reader PRS-T2 review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

    By 19 October 2012

    The ebook reader market is polarising. Where there were once plenty of manufacturers pumping out over-priced E Ink devices, we now have a few big names gunning for glory. With ebook readers, the mantra that content is king really rings true. The missing...

  • How to choose an ebook reader
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    How to choose an ebook reader

    By 19 October 2012

    Ebook readers were once derided as a sort of bastard child of technology. Slow, boring, lacking features; many thought they simply didn't have a place. But the key to the world of ebook readers is content: the books, the bestsellers. People still love...

  • Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite
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    Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite

    By 16 October 2012

    With the Kindle Paperwhite making its way to UK shores, Amazon has sneakily discontinued its extremely popular Kindle Touch eBook reader. It's an obvious decision really, considering that the Paperwhite has been listed at exactly the same price points...

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review
    Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review

    By 12 October 2012

    The biggest issue with the Amazon Kindle and its E-Ink technology is that while it's fantastic for reading on the beach, in broad daylight, or lasting for what seems an eternity on a single charge, try to read it in bed and you'll struggle without some...

  • Amazon: We make no profit from Kindles, only services
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    Amazon: We make no profit from Kindles, only services

    By 12 October 2012

    Amazon has admitted that it will make no profit from its Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite eReader, instead relying on customers buying eBooks and other media files.  The admission comes just a day after Amazon announced its Kindle Paperwhite was heading...

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109
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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109

    By 11 October 2012

    Amazon has announced the arrival of the latest in its series of Kindle ebook readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, for the UK following a successful launch in the US. As with the US version, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has plenty going for it, but the part...

  • Kindle 6-inch (2012)  review
    Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Kindle 6-inch (2012) review

    By 5 October 2012

    No one could really accuse the Kindle of ever having been massively over-priced. For one, there has always been a good range of models, giving users the choice about what they spend and what options they get. But recently, Amazon has made the entry-level...

  • How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK
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    How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK

    By 4 October 2012

    The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's latest Kindle and comes with a frontlit screen so you can read it in bed. Fantastic, that's just what we all want. But at the moment Amazon doesn't sell the Kindle Paperwhite in the UK, so just how can you get one? You...

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November
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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

    By 4 October 2012

    Amazon is reporting delays of four to six weeks for orders placed now for its Kindle Paperwhite eReaders. According to the US Amazon site: “Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ship in four to six weeks. Limited to two per customer.” ...

  • Hands-on: Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review
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    Hands-on: Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

    By 26 September 2012

    US bookseller Barnes & Noble has finally entered the UK eBook reader market by bringing Nook devices to these shores - and from the playtime we've had with them so far, we're mightily glad. Two products will hit the UK in October, the Nook Simple Touch...

  • Kobo Arc 7-inch Android tablet, now in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes
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    Kobo Arc 7-inch Android tablet, now in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes

    By 20 September 2012

    The Kobo Arc is a new 7-inch Android tablet, offering to push Kobo's services to the fore, with the benefits of the Android universe behind it. The new tablet has been customised to integrate the content you like through Tapestries, letting you pin your...

  • Wikipedia adds free eBook export option to site
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    Wikipedia adds free eBook export option to site

    By 18 September 2012

    Wikimedia, the company behind Wikipedia, has added a new export option to its site that allows you to save content in EPUB format, essentially enabling off-site reading to be performed on several eBook readers, including Amazon's Kindle devices. The resource...

  • Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books
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    Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

    By 11 September 2012

    Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference. The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a...

  • BeBook Pure review
    Gadgets 2.5 out of 5

    BeBook Pure review

    By 10 September 2012

    BeBook has been producing ebook readers for several years, offering a more affordable way to get access to a reader device without the premium asking price of some rivals. Much has changed in recent years, with prices dropping as the market becomes more...