eBook readers archive

  • Sony prototype flexible electronic paper display shown off
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    Sony prototype flexible electronic paper display shown off

    By 19 September 2010

    Sony has shown off a prototype of a flexible e-ink screen in Japan that could make it into future eReader models changing the way we read in the future. Spotted at a "Dealer Convention" tucked away in the corner, the new technology uses a plastic rather...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #17 (NSFW)
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #17 (NSFW)

    By 14 September 2010

    Late because of leaves on the track, Podcast number 17 hits like a cheese thrown from a moving tube train (something that actually happened to one of the Johns in pop combo They Might Be Giants). Rik, Chris and Paul undertake the task of nattering about...

  • Stephen Fry biography available on iPad / iPhone and hardback
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    Stephen Fry biography available on iPad / iPhone and hardback

    By 13 September 2010

    In a first for the industry, Stephen Fry and Penguin Books have released the actor, author and most famous Apple fanboi's memoirs on multiple platforms, including in eBook and iPhone app guises. The Fry Chronicles, which follows his life from his university...

  • VIDEO: Amazon Kindle ad digs at iPad
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    VIDEO: Amazon Kindle ad digs at iPad

    By 13 September 2010

    Amazon's new US Kindle ad highlights the major flaw behind the iPad being a book reading device; sunlight. Or, at least, its effect on the mirror-like glass screen of Apple's device. However, what actually ends up coming across is that Kindle readers...

  • Kindle comes to Best Buy
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    Kindle comes to Best Buy

    By 10 September 2010

    Amazon has taken the bold step of allowing Best Buy to sell its Kindle eBook reader directly in its stores. The new model Kindles will be available in the huge electronic superstores over in the States in time for Christmas. It will be the first time...

  • First Look: Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review
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    First Look: Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review

    By 9 September 2010

    Are you looking for our full review of the Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch edition? If so, you can find it here. Sony have updated their two readers - the Touch and Pocket editions, looking to cash in on 2010 Christmas lists. Announced at IFA recently, where...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Cool-er partners with Elonex for new colour eBook reader range
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    EXCLUSIVE: Cool-er partners with Elonex for new colour eBook reader range

    By 9 September 2010

    The Cool-er eBook reader was an interesting concept on its launch back at the end of 2009. It was light, (fairly) inexpensive, had decent page turn speed and, most importantly, stood out from the crowd as fun and funky. However, in June 2010 it had all...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011
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    EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011

    By 8 September 2010

    Qualcomm has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will launch, in connection with a partner, a device, probably an ebook reader, that features its Mirasol colour screen technology in the first quarter of 2011. An announcement is expected at CES in Las Vegas...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #16
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #16

    By 7 September 2010

    Held back to allow the team to return from their jaunts, foreign and otherwise, the latest podcast is chock full of discussions on the best products shown at IFA, Berlin, and the Apple "Special Event" press conference. Chris talks us through the new iPod...

  • BeBook Club promises to be "brilliantly affordable"
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    BeBook Club promises to be "brilliantly affordable"

    By 3 September 2010

    A new BeBook has been announced, which you might have missed amongst the onslaught of Apple and IFA announcements. The new BeBook Club is essentially a cut-down BeBook Neo, losing the Wi-Fi connectivity and seeing a redesigned navigation control. It is...

  • The Elonex eTouch tablets that want to be the iPad
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    The Elonex eTouch tablets that want to be the iPad

    By 2 September 2010

    If you thought the Viewsonic ViewPad looked like the iPad, wait 'till you get a look of the Elonex eTouch tablets, which to us at least, appear to be a dead ringer to Apple's iconic iPad. The new range, launched at IFA 2010 in Berlin, will consist of...

  • Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Sony Reader Touch Edition refreshed
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    Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Sony Reader Touch Edition refreshed

    By 1 September 2010

    Sony has confirmed the launch of new Sony readers in the UK and the US at its keynote speech at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition digital readers will come with a new tweaked design and technology enhancements,...

  • Elonex ebook: The next chapter in ebook readers and tablets?
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    Elonex ebook: The next chapter in ebook readers and tablets?

    By 31 August 2010

    PC maker Elonex are the latest company to confirm they will be launching multiple ebooks and tablets at IFA 2010, when the show starts on Thursday. In an invite to Pocket-lint detailing their new announcement and inviting us to the company's show stand,...

  • New navigation for Pocket-lint - times they are a'changing
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    New navigation for Pocket-lint - times they are a'changing

    By 26 August 2010

    The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that we've changed the tag shortcuts that we feature in the navigation bar; underneath the logo at the top of the site. We've done this to not only reflect where the gadget world is going, but where Pocket-lint...

  • Kindle-mania shows no sign of letting up
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    Kindle-mania shows no sign of letting up

    By 25 August 2010

    Amazon has announced that the latest generation of the Kindle, which is the first to see an official release over here in Britain, is the fastest selling model ever. In the first 4 weeks of pre-ordering for the so-called Kindle 3 and Kindle 3G, there...

  • Samsung E60 to take on Kindle with WHSmith partnership
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    Samsung E60 to take on Kindle with WHSmith partnership

    By 24 August 2010

    Samsung has announced that it will be launching its ebook reader, the S60, in cahoots with WHSmith. The S60 has a 6-inch screen (600 x 800 resolution) and has 2GB of internal memory, but that can be expanded using the SD memory card functionality. It's...

  • Sony sponsors ebook category at author awards
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    Sony sponsors ebook category at author awards

    By 12 August 2010

    Unpublished authors are to get their moment in the limelight as part of a new ebook category at the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize. Sponsored by Sony Reader, the new award will reward British novel writers under the age of 30, and the entire process from submission,...

  • Plastic Logic: Bored of waiting in the Que
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    Plastic Logic: Bored of waiting in the Que

    By 11 August 2010

    Plastic Logic has announced that it has ceased development on its Que ProReader as a result of the market dramatically changing. The device, which had a 10.7-inch screen, was designed to be more than just your average ereader - it was geared towards reading...

  • iRiver Story with Wi-Fi   review
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    iRiver Story with Wi-Fi review

    By 5 August 2010

    We looked at the iRiver Story back in December 2009 and we liked it. Good construction, wide file support and a QWERTY keyboard round out a spec sheet that challenges most of its rivals. But does adding Wi-Fi bring anything to the mixture? It certainly...

  • First Look: Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G review
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    First Look: Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G review

    By 30 July 2010

    The Kindle is the most popular ebook reader in the US, dominating the market and in the process selling not just thousands, but millions. So do we need another smaller, lighter, cheaper version or should you just stick with either what you've got or not...

  • The best ebook readers in the world today
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    The best ebook readers in the world today

    By 30 July 2010

    Picking the best ebook readers in the world today is no easy task. The list of companies making these devices is as long as Marienbad My Love and as hard to get through as the autobiographical Reg Kray: A Way of Life. What with Amazon’s recent big news...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Amazon mulling over colour Kindle
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    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon mulling over colour Kindle

    By 29 July 2010

    Amazon's senior vice president, Worldwide Digital Media, Steve Kessel has told Pocket-lint in an exclusive one-to-one briefing that it is still mulling over the idea of whether to take the Kindle ebook reader colour. When we asked Kessel, the man charged...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Amazon says ebook sales to overtake paperbacks by next year
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    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon says ebook sales to overtake paperbacks by next year

    By 29 July 2010

    Amazon has told Pocket-lint that it expects Kindle ebook sales to eclipse paperback sales by the end of 2011, and to eclipse combined hardback and paperback sales shortly after that in the US. "I think we [Amazon] will sell more Kindle books than paperback...

  • Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi hands-on
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    Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi hands-on

    By 29 July 2010

    Just 6 hours after Amazon launched a new smaller, lighter, cheaper Kindle and Pocket-lint has already got up close and personal with the new tech - a UK first. The new ebook reader, which looks lovely next to a cup of coffee, will cost just £109 for...

  • New Amazon Kindle: Smaller, lighter, cheaper and coming to the UK and US
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    New Amazon Kindle: Smaller, lighter, cheaper and coming to the UK and US

    By 29 July 2010

    Amazon has announced two newer, cheaper Amazon Kindle ebook readers to entice even more people into going electronic when it comes to reading books on the go, as well as confirming it will be launching a dedicated UK ebook store. The new Kindle models...