eBook readers archive

  • Amazon Kindle Touch 3G review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Touch 3G review

    By 24 April 2012

    It wasn't all that long ago that we reviewed the new Kindle. As you might imagine, we loved it. This is, after all, the best known and best designed ebook reader on the market. It's simple, cheap, and pretty much single-purpose. What it does, it does...

  • UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early
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    UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early

    By 20 April 2012

    Those in the UK who pre-ordered the Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G have been getting a nice surprise today, as Amazon has released the devices a week earlier than anticipated. Originally slated to be in stock from 27 April, the new eBook readers are...

  • Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK
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    Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK

    By 20 April 2012

    Kobo, the Japanese ereading company, has announced that it is going to be opening up Kobo stores within 100 WHSmith shops across the UK. Kobo hardware has been sold through WHSmith on the high street, with the bookseller recently moving its online ebook...

  • Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK
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    Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK

    By 16 April 2012

    Sony has entered the eBook retail market with the launch of Reader Store UK, a one-stop shop for the purchase of digital editions of old and new fiction and non-fiction books. However, while it has an online presence to browse and search for books, purchasing...

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight lights up your bedroom reading
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    Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight lights up your bedroom reading

    By 12 April 2012

    The week started with rumours that the next Amazon Kindle would have a glowing display to allow users to read in the dark. It has ended with Barnes & Noble announcing just that: the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. The new eBook Reader will cost $139...

  • iPhone 5 searched for more than iPhone 4S - Kindle beats them both
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    iPhone 5 searched for more than iPhone 4S - Kindle beats them both

    By 11 April 2012

    More people are searching Google for the iPhone 5 than the iPhone 4S, but "Kindle" and "BlackBerry" are far more popular than either. A study on the most-important search terms in the brown goods sector has been published by Greenlight, a company specialising...

  • Could the next Kindle feature a front-lit display?
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    Could the next Kindle feature a front-lit display?

    By 9 April 2012

    Amazon’s next-generation Kindle could feature a front-lit display, tackling one of the common complaints that ebook readers can't be read in the dark. Technology blog TechCrunch claims to have seen a prototype version of the device and, despite only...

  • LG bendable eBook display ready for mass production
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    LG bendable eBook display ready for mass production

    By 29 March 2012

    A bendable plastic E-Paper Display could be set to shakeup the eBook industry. LG Display’s plastic E-Paper Display (EPD) is as thin as the protection film found on a smartphone, making it about a third slimmer than existing eBook displays and about...

  • Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?
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    Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?

    By 28 March 2012

    Do we really need eBook readers when tablets will do the same and so much more besides? For some, this is a question that perhaps doesn't need asking, but in a quick straw poll around Pocket-lint staff and friends, it seems to be a burning issue. Responses...

  • Amazon Kindle Touch UK release date set for 27 April
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    Amazon Kindle Touch UK release date set for 27 April

    By 27 March 2012

    Amazon has announced that it is launching the Amazon Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G in the UK, following the debuts of the touchscreen-enabled e-book readers in the US last year. The new UK models will be identical to the US versions, but will feature...

  • Harry Potter hits Kindle at last
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    Harry Potter hits Kindle at last

    By 27 March 2012

    JK Rowling has finally made available digital editions of all seven books in her best-selling Harry Potter series. Available in both EPUB and MOBI file formats, it is the first time the collection can be bought and downloaded (legally, at least) to Amazon...

  • Kobo Vox review
    Tablets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Vox review

    By 15 March 2012

    The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes State-side, Kobo is looking to replicate that, and bring reading and wider multimedia capabilities...

  • Full colour Amazon Kindle Touch eBook reader coming 2012
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    Full colour Amazon Kindle Touch eBook reader coming 2012

    By 21 February 2012

    Amazon is to launch a full-colour version of its touchscreen Kindle eBook reader later this year. E Ink, the electronic paper display manufacturer, says it has received orders from the retail giant to supply 6-inch full-colour, touch-enabled reader modules,...

  • Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan
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    Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

    By 31 January 2012

    Mirasol colour ereaders are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two come along one after the other. Hot on the heels of the Kyobo eReader, we now have another Asian entrant by way of the Koobe Jin Yong Reader, which has been announced over...

  • Amazon Kindle is UK's most unused Christmas present
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    Amazon Kindle is UK's most unused Christmas present

    By 20 January 2012

    The Amazon Kindle may have topped the sales charts in the UK this Christmas, but it now heads up an entirely new, but not as renowned list. As well as being the Brits' most sought after Chrimbo present, it's also the most unused. A survey conducted by...

  • New 'Send to Kindle': Non-book PC files to your Amazon ereader
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    New 'Send to Kindle': Non-book PC files to your Amazon ereader

    By 13 January 2012

    Kindle has announced its new "Send to Kindle" software for the PC which attempts to make it super-easy to send PC files to your Kindle. This has been possible previously using your Send-to-Kindle email address, but that involves a little messing around. ...

  • Kyobo eReader pictures and hands-on
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    Kyobo eReader pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    The Qualcomm Mirasol has turned up for a bow in the shape of the Kyobo eReader at CES 2012. Kyobo is Korea’s leading bookstore and will give owners of the 5.7-inch device access to 90,000 ebooks including the Steve Jobs biography, a month before any...

  • SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on
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    SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

    By 9 January 2012

    As Liam Gallagher once claimed; You can wait for a lifetime to spend your days in the sunshine. But by the time you that, your Kindle would've run out of juice. Luckily for you, SolarFocus Technology has unleashed the SolarKindle over in Vegas at CES...

  • Kindle and iPad dominated Christmas stockings
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    Kindle and iPad dominated Christmas stockings

    By 4 January 2012

    It seems that the UK had itself a merry Kindle Christmas, with Amazon's massively successful ebook reader being the most gifted tech-based product. A staggering one in every 40 adults in Britain woke up to find an ebook reader under the tree on Christmas...

  • Over 4 million Kindles sold in December, Kindle Fire tops list
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    Over 4 million Kindles sold in December, Kindle Fire tops list

    By 29 December 2011

    Amazon has revealed that over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December, with the Kindle Fire tablet being the top selling product on Amazon.com for Christmas. In addition, gifting of Kindle books was up by 175 per cent on Amazon.com year on year,...

  • Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day
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    Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day

    By 22 December 2011

    Amazon is hoping that it will be an Annus Kindlebilis, as the Queen's traditional Christmas Day speech is to land in ebook format for the first time. The Kindle version of HRH's speech will hit the Kindle Store after she has made the official address...

  • Andy McNab sets sights on Kobo in WHSmith ebook war
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    Andy McNab sets sights on Kobo in WHSmith ebook war

    By 21 December 2011

    The WHSmith ebook store has seen some unexpected excitement today, as both Kobo and Andy McNab emailed WHSmith ebook customers to inform them of changes, and push people towards their respective services. You'll excuse the excitement of the headline (and...

  • Kindle for iPad and iPhone update brings Kindle Fire-like features
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    Kindle for iPad and iPhone update brings Kindle Fire-like features

    By 21 December 2011

    The Kindle iPhone and iPad apps have been given a major overhaul, with Amazon updating the iOS app to version 2.9 and bringing in new Kindle Fire-like features in time for the Christmas season. The iPad version gets a new design for magazines, and users...

  • Nook Color takes on Amazon with Netflix movies
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    Nook Color takes on Amazon with Netflix movies

    By 12 December 2011

    If you thought that Barnes & Noble had cast the original Nook Color out into the wilderness following the launch of the Nook Tablet then think again because the year-old ebook reader come tablet has just seen its biggest software update yet - adding Netflix...

  • Product of the year 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards
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    Product of the year 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards

    By 27 November 2011

    Our final round of nominees for the prestigious 8th Pocket-lint Awards finishes today with the blue ribbon category itself - Product of the Year 2011. Let's face it, we've written about a hell of a lot in the last 12 months and we've seen some absolute...