eBook readers archive

  • LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on
    Tablets

    LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on

    By 28 June 2011

    You’ve got an iPad, you love that iPad, trouble is your kids want your iPad too. If that sounds familiar then LeapFrog wants you to be interested in a new toy that’s due out in August and costs £80. Called the LeapPad it’s a tablet just for your...

  • John Locke becomes first indie author to join Amazon Kindle Million Club
    Online

    John Locke becomes first indie author to join Amazon Kindle Million Club

    By 20 June 2011

    John Locke, the American writer not the character from Lost (or English philosopher), has become the first self-published author to pass one million digital books sold on Amazon.com, and therefore the first indie to join the "Kindle Million Club". His...

  • Amazon to stream free movies to Kindle tablet
    Tablets

    Amazon to stream free movies to Kindle tablet

    By 14 June 2011

    Details on Amazon's full colour tablet, codenamed "Hollywood", are thin on the ground, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from working overtime. Now, it is the consumer research department at specialist Detwiler Fenton that claims it has heard an...

  • Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned
    Online

    Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned

    By 2 June 2011

    Qualcomm boss Paul Jacobs has confirmed that the first Mirasol product, which was an ereader originally scheduled to land in the first quarter of 2011, has been cancelled as he wasn't happy with the device. Speaking at a briefing attended by Pocket-lint...

  • Amazon hits back at Nook with $164 3G Kindle
    Online

    Amazon hits back at Nook with $164 3G Kindle

    By 25 May 2011

    Timing is everything. With Barnes & Noble announcing the All-New Nook at an event in the States on Tuesday, it should come as no surprise that Amazon made a big Kindle announcement a day later - the availability of a 3G version with special offers for...

  • All-new Nook touches down for a spot of reading
    Online

    All-new Nook touches down for a spot of reading

    By 24 May 2011

    If you were going to add a touchscreen interface to what is already quite a successful device you'd probably add touch to its title. But not so for Barnes & Noble who has simply added "All-New" in front of its ereader moniker - Nook - for the Wi-Fi only...

  • Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's
    Online

    Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's

    By 20 May 2011

    HMV has agreed the sale of its Waterstone's bookstore business to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53 million under increasing pressure by online retail rivals such as Amazon, Play and iTunes. With debts of around £170 million, and an expectation...

  • Amazon US: Kindle eBooks outsell ALL print editions
    Online

    Amazon US: Kindle eBooks outsell ALL print editions

    By 20 May 2011

    Hot on the heels of the UK announcement that Kindle eBooks outsell hardcovers by over two to one, Amazon.com in the US has announced that digital editions over there have now overtaken all sales of print editions, hard- and paperback. Since 1 April, for...

  • Amazon UK: Kindle eBooks outsell hardcovers by more than 2 to 1
    Online

    Amazon UK: Kindle eBooks outsell hardcovers by more than 2 to 1

    By 19 May 2011

    Amazon has revealed that sales of Kindle eBooks on its UK store now outsell hardback books by over two to one. Since 1 April, for every 100 hardbacks sold, the retailer has shifted 242 Kindle books. This includes hardcover books that aren't yet available...

  • Grannies turn to piracy thanks to eBook readers and iPads
    Online

    Grannies turn to piracy thanks to eBook readers and iPads

    By 18 May 2011

    An online poll has discovered that older ladies have been illegally downloading eBooks for devices such as the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad. The Digital Entertainment Survey, conducted by the law firm Wiggin, has found that one in eight women over the...

  • UK digital consumer book sales quadruple to £16 million
    Online

    UK digital consumer book sales quadruple to £16 million

    By 3 May 2011

    Sales of mainstream digital books in Britain rose from £4m to £16m between 2009 and 2010, according to figures released by the Publishers Association. The £16 million figure includes all titles in the "general titles" category - so that's your novels...

  • Froyo update transforms Nook Color from ereader into full fledged tablet...sort of
    Tablets

    Froyo update transforms Nook Color from ereader into full fledged tablet...sort of

    By 25 April 2011

    When is an ereader not an ereader? When it's a tablet, that's when. And when is a tablet a tablet? When it gets apps, web browsing and an email program we suppose. And that's exactly what Barnes & Noble's ereader, sorry tablet, the Nook Color, has got...

  • Amazon Kindle library lending service announced
    Online

    Amazon Kindle library lending service announced

    By 21 April 2011

    Amazon has announced that it will be following Sony’s lead and launching a library lending service for the Amazon Kindle in the US later this year. The new service will let Kindle readers borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries around...

  • Ad-supported Kindle offers discounted reading
    Online

    Ad-supported Kindle offers discounted reading

    By 12 April 2011

    Amazon is letting US customers get money off the price of a Kindle as long as they are happy to be served a couple of ads. “When you buy Kindle with Special Offers, you are getting the same bestselling Kindle for $25 less—only $114. Special offers...

  • Orange eBook app opens pages in the Android Market
    Apps

    Orange eBook app opens pages in the Android Market

    By 18 March 2011

    Orange has announced that a dedicated app for its Orange Book Club has gone live in the Android Market, offering 23,000 eBooks and audio books. The app, which will be compatible across multiple platform versions (such as Java, Symbian, BlackBerry and...

  • Amazon scores exclusive Einstein Kindle collection
    Online

    Amazon scores exclusive Einstein Kindle collection

    By 14 March 2011

    Still looking for a reason to jump on board the Kindle bandwagon? Well, how's about this - Amazon has just announced that it has reached a deal to bring seven exclusive digital books by Albert Einstein to its ebook reading platform. The books, from publisher...

  • iBooks ships over 100 million eBooks since launch
    Online

    iBooks ships over 100 million eBooks since launch

    By 2 March 2011

    A remarkably well-looking Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Apple iPad 2 launch to rapturous applause, and then proudly stated that over 200 million eBooks have so far been downloaded through iBooks since it was launched roughly a year ago. In addition,...

  • O'Reilly ebooks outsell print editions by more than 8 to 1
    Online

    O'Reilly ebooks outsell print editions by more than 8 to 1

    By 24 February 2011

    Technology and computer book publisher O'Reilly has revealed that 88 per cent of its unit sales in 2010 were ebooks, with print editions and paid-for video taking up the other 12 per cent combined. In addition, 79 per cent of its dollar revenue was generated...

  • Archos 70b eReader   review
    Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Archos 70b eReader review

    By 22 February 2011

    The Archos 70b eReader cuts a line somewhere between an ebook reader and a tablet. Archos have released a number of Android devices in recent years and this latest addition offers up a 7-inch resistive display and a couple of features specifically with...

  • Archos 70b eReader hands-on
    Tablets

    Archos 70b eReader hands-on

    By 20 February 2011

    The Archos 70b eReader appeared with very little fanfare. Whilst everyone is talking tablets, this 7-inch Android device appears with the eReader label, the second such device the company has made. It offers up a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive display, encased...

  • Kindle gets page numbers, bookworms rejoice
    Online

    Kindle gets page numbers, bookworms rejoice

    By 7 February 2011

    Kindle-owners generally have something to complain about, but one of the biggest qualms has always been that the ebook reader is void of page numbers. Until now, that is. News that is likely to rock bookworms' worlds around the globe, Amazon has confirmed...

  • Kindle eBooks more popular than paperbooks
    Online

    Kindle eBooks more popular than paperbooks

    By 28 January 2011

    Amazon has published its Q4 2010 financial results, and has revealed that it is now selling more Kindle ebooks than paperback books. The results state that for every 100 paperbacks it shifts, 115 Kindle ebooks are downloaded to its Kindle readers, or...

  • US store offers to swap Kindles for books
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    US store offers to swap Kindles for books

    By 24 January 2011

    Did you get a Kindle for Christmas, yet have a preference for the written page rather than the written e-ink display? Well, one store in Portland, US, is offering a trade-in service where you can swap your Amazon Kindle, old or new, for its equivalent...

  • TouchTap wants to make your entire phone a touchscreen
    Phones

    TouchTap wants to make your entire phone a touchscreen

    By 18 January 2011

    A Cambridge based company called Input Dynamics, plans to bring touchscreen and touchpanel capability to every mobile phone, Pocket-lint has learnt. The company, who plans to have an app in the summer, and be hard coded in some mobile phones by the end...

  • CES 2011 news catchup: Motorola Xoom and LG Optimus Black
    Gaming

    CES 2011 news catchup: Motorola Xoom and LG Optimus Black

    By 7 January 2011

    If you're looking for all the top stories from CES 2011 in Las Vegas then look no further as Pocket-lint has brought together all the big news from the previous day. As ever Pocket-lint has been right in the thick of it at CES to bring you all the latest...