eBook readers archive

  • Sharp Galapagos ebook tablets priced and dated
    Tablets

    Sharp Galapagos ebook tablets priced and dated

    By 29 November 2010

    Sharp has announced that the Galapagos ebook-based tablet will go on sale in Japan on 10 December. The tablet will be available in two sizes and run via Android (version unconfirmed, although we've heard conflicting reports mentioning 2.1 or 2.2), although...

  • Pocketbook to unleash Mirasol colour ebook reader
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    Pocketbook to unleash Mirasol colour ebook reader

    By 24 November 2010

    Details of several ebook readers that US-based Pocketbook is planning on announcing have leaked out, with some exciting colour-based readers mentioned. First up, and most excitingly, is the Pocketbook Mirasol, which features Qualcomm's full-colour Mirasol...

  • Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December
    Apps

    Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December

    By 23 November 2010

    Sony has revealed that it is planning on going cross-platform with its ebook reading platform, Sony Reader, by releasing an app for iOS and Android devices. There's no plans for a big screen iPad version yet, but the iPhone and Android apps will give...

  • Asus Eee Note EA800 sketch tablet detailed
    Tablets

    Asus Eee Note EA800 sketch tablet detailed

    By 23 November 2010

    It's a while since Pocket-lint brought you news of Asus' pad; back in May, in fact, when we reported on the, then unnamed, tablet live from Computex in Taiwan when it was first announced. But now it's been publicly revealed, in web form at least, as the...

  • Nook 3G and Nook Wi-Fi update goes live
    Online

    Nook 3G and Nook Wi-Fi update goes live

    By 22 November 2010

    Nook might be focusing its efforts on the Nook Color at the moment, but that doesn't mean that owners of the original black and white first generation Nook are getting left out in the colour. Barnes and Noble has just released NOOK eReader Firmware Update...

  • Amazon opens Kindle gift option in time for Christmas
    Online

    Amazon opens Kindle gift option in time for Christmas

    By 19 November 2010

    Amazon has announced that you can now gift someone a Kindle book, and that you don't even have to worry if that person has a Kindle or not. And that's because you can read your Kindle ebook on any of the free apps, whether that be iOS, Android, Windows...

  • View Quest BookBox: ebook reading on a budget
    Online

    View Quest BookBox: ebook reading on a budget

    By 17 November 2010

    The View Quest BookBox is being touted as an ebook reader, but in this age of gadget-convergence, it is definitely a device that blurs the digital boundaries. Capable of displaying ebooks in EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, PDB and HTML formats, the BookBox has all...

  • iRiver Cover Story wheels in Wi-Fi and Waterstones ebook store
    Online

    iRiver Cover Story wheels in Wi-Fi and Waterstones ebook store

    By 17 November 2010

    iRiver has rolled out the Wi-Fi version of its touchscreen Cover Story ebook reader. The model (EB05W) adds to the Cover Story lineup, which also includes the EB05 offline version. The iRiver Cover Story range marks a move away from the Kindle-esque keyboard...

  • Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-950) starts shipping
    Online

    Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-950) starts shipping

    By 9 November 2010

    Sony has announced that the Sony Reader Daily Edition, the PRS-950, is now available in the US. We know, this sounds familiar doesn't it? And that's because around this time last year, Sony announced exactly the same thing. However, a quick check of the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Kindle (iPad)
    Tablets

    APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Kindle (iPad)

    By 8 November 2010

    The iPad has been around for long enough now to give both iBooks and the Amazon Kindle app a thorough testing. We felt that we need to read a few novels, and spend some serious hands on time with each platform to gauge a proper feel of the behaviour of...

  • Colour E Ink arrives via the Hanvon ereader
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    Colour E Ink arrives via the Hanvon ereader

    By 8 November 2010

    Chinese manufacturer Hanvon is to unleash the world's first colour E Ink ebook reader over at the FPD International 2010 trade show in Tokyo. Whilst there has been colour ebook readers before (most notably the recently announced colour Nook), these have...

  • Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review

    By 5 November 2010

    The Sony Reader Touch edition has seen a significant update from the PRS-600 model we reviewed in 2009. The new version, the PRS-650, has addressed a number of criticisms we fired at its predecessor. So comfortable is Sony with its touch readers that...

  • Amazon Kindle gets around Chinese web censorship
    Online

    Amazon Kindle gets around Chinese web censorship

    By 2 November 2010

    The new 3G Amazon Kindle is proving rather popular in China as it has the handy ability to circumvent the country's wall of web censorship. As was found in the Pocket-lint review, the  Amazon Kindle 3G is a pretty smart device, but rather than its great...

  • Amazon Kindle hits John Lewis just in time for Christmas
    Online

    Amazon Kindle hits John Lewis just in time for Christmas

    By 1 November 2010

    If you're the type of person who is scared to shop online, because you've had the fear installed into you from horror stories by the mainstream media of people getting their details cloned left, right and centre, you'll be please to know that you can...

  • Kindle ebooks appointment with Windows Phone 7
    Phones

    Kindle ebooks appointment with Windows Phone 7

    By 28 October 2010

    Were you a little bit worried that Windows Phone 7 was seriously lacking when it came to ebooks? Well, worry no-more because Amazon has announced that the Kindle app will be making its way to the fledgling phone platform later this year. Microsoft demonstrated...

  • First Look: Nook Color review
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    First Look: Nook Color review

    By 28 October 2010

    Book lovers and journalists across New York City gathered at Barnes & Noble’s massive flagship store in Union Square for their “Very Special Event” to launch the new Nook Color, and of course Pocket-lint was there to cover it. The new 7-inch tablet...

  • Sagem Binder signs up for the ebook reader revolution
    Online

    Sagem Binder signs up for the ebook reader revolution

    By 28 October 2010

    French company Sagem has jumped feet first into the ever expanding ebook reader pool, with the release of the Sagem Binder. But don't expect to see the Binder actually hitting the shops per se, as the device is a white-labelled product, meaning that brands...

  • Nook Color hands-on
    Tablets

    Nook Color hands-on

    By 27 October 2010

    Barnes and Noble has announced the launch of the Nook Color, a 7-inch colour ebook reader that aims to bring colour to your reading, and guess what? Pocket-lint was there at the launch in New York City to see what all the fuss was about and get a bevy...

  • Nook Color: Reading gets colourful
    Tablets

    Nook Color: Reading gets colourful

    By 26 October 2010

    Barnes and Noble in the US have announced the release of the Nook Color, a 7-inch colour ebook reader that will go on sale in the US before the end of the year, at an event in New York City. But rather than opt for Qualcomm's colour capable Mirasol technology,...

  • Kindle mania takes the UK by storm
    Online

    Kindle mania takes the UK by storm

    By 22 October 2010

    Amazon has released its latest financial results, and with them, comes the news that the Kindle is now the biggest selling product on the UK site. It's an honour that the device has held on the US site for a while now, but it's the first concrete proof...

  • Samsung E60   review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Samsung E60 review

    By 15 October 2010

    It seems like everyone is throwing their hat into the ring when it comes to ebook readers. Although at first glance the Samsung E60 is just another ebook reader, as soon as you pick up the box, it is screaming that it is a reading and writing device....

  • Kindle Singles: Your express bookshop
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    Kindle Singles: Your express bookshop

    By 12 October 2010

    Amazon has announced the latest addition to the Kindle world - Kindle Singles. Nope, the e-retail king isn't trying to save the music industry, or releasing instant coffee packs to keep you awake whilst you finish off the latest Terry Pratchett novel...

  • Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G review

    By 4 October 2010

    The new Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G has landed, following up where the Kindle Keyboard left off. We criticised the Kindle Keyboard on various fronts: the fact that it was restricted to Amazon’s material when it came to purchasing ebooks was the biggest...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #18
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Podcast #18

    By 26 September 2010

    The Pocket-lint team have been jetting around the world of late, catching up on all the exciting developments in tech and gadgetry, so there was no podcast last week. And we know that may have had you all weeping uncontrollably for the last 7 days, so...

  • iRiver Cover Story   review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    iRiver Cover Story review

    By 20 September 2010

    iRiver seems to be taking the ebook reader category seriously. We recently looked at their Story with Wi-Fi and now they have launched the Cover Story, their take on the touchscreen approach to ebook reading. There are two versions of the Cover Story:...