eBook readers archive

  • 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...

  • Kobo eReader Touch Edition review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

    By 25 November 2011

    The ebook reader market is a funny one, because it has been typically dominated by a couple of companies. With the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Readers being the most popular devices. The real difference between these devices is content. Amazon distribute...

  • Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page
    Online

    Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page

    By 22 November 2011

    The Qualcomm Mirasol colour ereader is finally a reality - in South Korea that is - where the Kyobo e-Reader has just been announced. Kyobo is Korea’s leading bookstore and will give owners of the 5.7-inch device access to 90,000 ebooks including the...

  • Amazon Kindle Fire review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Fire review

    By 18 November 2011

    Is it a jumped-up e-reader, a cut-price iPad or nothing more than a portable shop window for Amazon’s endless shelves? The Kindle Fire blunders into the tablet wars with something to annoy everyone: an LCD screen to irritate E Ink fans; a GPS-less,...

  • Kindle bath-time fun with the OverBoard eBook Reader Case
    Online

    Kindle bath-time fun with the OverBoard eBook Reader Case

    By 11 November 2011

    No longer is your bath-time reading constricted to an old Viz or a crumpled copy of your lady's Glamour magazine that have been left lying next to the toilet. From now on, it's perfectly safe to dig deep into your latest novel in electronic form. Nope,...

  • New Amazon Kindle Fire to be 8.9-inch?
    Tablets

    New Amazon Kindle Fire to be 8.9-inch?

    By 4 November 2011

    It's pretty much nailed on, according to the omnipresent online rumour mill at least, that Amazon will launch a follow up to the Amazon Kindle Fire early in 2012. All reports point towards a more beefier, in terms of hardware, device - one possibly packing...

  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library goes live in the US
    Online

    Kindle Owners' Lending Library goes live in the US

    By 3 November 2011

    Over in the land of the free (and the home of the brave) Amazon has unleashed its much rumoured ebook lending platform, entitled Kindle Owners' Lending Library. And there's a heavy emphasis on the word "Owners" as you'll actually have to be rocking one...

  • Which Amazon Kindle should I buy?
    Online

    Which Amazon Kindle should I buy?

    By 24 October 2011

    There are two versions of the Amazon Kindle available in the UK, known as the Kindle Wi-Fi and the Kindle Keyboard 3G. Previously these devices were essentially the design, but one offered 3G connectivity and one didn't. However, with the recent updates...

  • New Amazon Kindle selling like hot cakes
    Online

    New Amazon Kindle selling like hot cakes

    By 30 September 2011

    It isn’t going to be hitting shops for at least a couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped the new Kindle, announced earlier this week, becoming the number one selling gadget in the Amazon.co.uk Bestsellers list in the UK, and number 2 in the US...

  • Amazon Kindle (2011) review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle (2011) review

    By 30 September 2011

    With all the fuss over the launch of the Kindle Fire tablet, it would have been easy to overlook the new Amazon product that Jeff Bezos expects to sell "many millions" - the cheapest Kindle ever, slightly confusingly also called the Kindle. (The Kindle...

  • No Amazon Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch for UK
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    No Amazon Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch for UK

    By 28 September 2011

    Amazon UK has exclusively told Pocket-lint that it will not be selling the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, nor the touchscreen-enabled Kindle Touch ebook readers in the UK as things currently stand. "Today, Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch are available only...

  • Amazon Kindle Touch: Two touchscreen models, plus £89 Kindle
    Online

    Amazon Kindle Touch: Two touchscreen models, plus £89 Kindle

    By 28 September 2011

    Amazon has bolstered its expected Amazon Kindle Fire launch with a batch of new ebook readers. The Amazon Kindle Touch range consists of two models, one 3G and Wi-Fi, one Wi-Fi only. Plus, the company has announced a cheaper non-touchscreen Kindle that...

  • Amazon gets lending with Kindle local libraries
    Online

    Amazon gets lending with Kindle local libraries

    By 21 September 2011

    With talk of a premium library on the cards for the Amazon Kindle, the e-retail giant has quietly gone live with a mass local library scheme - making Kindle book lending available at more than 11,000 local libraries in the United States. There were whispers...

  • Premium Amazon Kindle library in the works
    Online

    Premium Amazon Kindle library in the works

    By 12 September 2011

    Amazon is looking to launch a Kindle library - one that would allow ebook fans the chance to rent books rather than buying them, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The move would apparently see older titles becoming available on a loan...

  • Waterstone's Kindle rival coming in 2012
    Online

    Waterstone's Kindle rival coming in 2012

    By 9 September 2011

    On the same day in May earlier this year that it was announced that HMV had agreed the sale of Waterstone's to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53 million, after coming under increasing pressure by online retail rivals such as Amazon, Play and...

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources
    Online

    Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources

    By 2 September 2011

    A report from the DigiTimes is suggesting that the Nook Color 2 could be just around the corner - well, September to be exact, so very soon indeed. The Nook Color 2 is the followup to the Android-powered Nook color, which had built-in mono speaker, universal...

  • Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    In the world of all-singing, all-dancing tablets, it’s easy to overlook the somewhat humble ebook reader. It’s no surprise, then, that Sony has thrown a lot at its Reader Wi-Fi, or PRS-T1, bringing with it a couple of innovative twists. The biggest...

  • Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised
    Online

    Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony has announced the Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) at this year’s IFA in Berlin; following a leak earlier in the week, this release has been expected. Hoping that the lure of Harry Potter can do wonders for business, a limited edition version of the...

  • Styluses at the ready for the Sony Reader PRS-T1
    Online

    Styluses at the ready for the Sony Reader PRS-T1

    By 29 August 2011

    It is not only Sony tablets that we're expecting to crash land at IFA. Well, now it isn't at least - as the follow-up to the Sony Reader PRS-650 has been leaked online, the equally congruous Sony Reader PRS-T1. The T1 improves upon the original by adding...

  • Binatone ReadMe Mobile: Android tablet / ereader mishmash announced
    Tablets

    Binatone ReadMe Mobile: Android tablet / ereader mishmash announced

    By 29 July 2011

    Binatone has unveiled a bonkers device that it is describing as an eBook reader, but what we'd call a tablet / ereader / personal organiser hybrid - the Binatone ReadMe Mobile. The ReadMe Mobile really is a case of a jack of all trades in that it specialises...

  • Harry Potter falls under Google spell
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    Harry Potter falls under Google spell

    By 21 July 2011

    Pottermore - the online portal where, for the first time ever, the Harry Potter books will be available in eBook format as well as audio book versions too, will be powered by Google eBooks, the Mountain View based company has announced.  And what's more,...

  • Textbook renting with Amazon Kindle announced
    Online

    Textbook renting with Amazon Kindle announced

    By 18 July 2011

    If you're hitting Uni in September then you're likely to be also hitting your bank account pretty hard thanks to uncle Dave and Nick's super-high tuition fees. And you're also likely to have a hefty text book bill to deal with as well. Luckily, if you're...

  • Touchscreen Kindle and Amazon tablet landing later this year?
    Tablets

    Touchscreen Kindle and Amazon tablet landing later this year?

    By 14 July 2011

    The Amazon tablet saga has taken another twist, with our old friends "people familiar with the matter" stating that the tablet will arrive by October, with two updated versions of the Kindle coming even before that - with a Q3 release touted. Starting...

  • Amazon Kindle price slashed by AT&T deal
    Online

    Amazon Kindle price slashed by AT&T deal

    By 13 July 2011

    Back in May Amazon announced the 3G special offers edition of the Kindle, bringing the price down to $164 for people who were prepared to receive offers from Amazon at the bottom of the homescreen (none whilst you read) and sponsored screen savers. And...

  • iRiver Story HD: First Google eBooks ereader
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    iRiver Story HD: First Google eBooks ereader

    By 11 July 2011

    Back in January iRiver announced the iRiver Story HD, a promising sounding device that had boasts about being the the world's highest resolution 6-inch eBook reader. Well now the Story HD has another impressive notch to its belt - its the first ereader...