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Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities

Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities

By 13 May 2013

Sony Japan has revealed a digital paper prototype that it is working on. It's a 13.3-inch slate device with an e-ink touchscreen display and a stylus, so it can be drawn and written on. Its potential, says Sony, is as a replacement in universities for... >>

Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout

Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout

By 9 May 2013

Microsoft is mulling over the idea of buying the troubled digital assets of eBook reader and tablet brand Nook from owner Barnes & Noble and other investors. The price? A cool $1 billion. According to internal documents obtained by Tech Crunch, the software... >>

Nook Simple Touch plummets in price to £29, GlowLight £69

Nook Simple Touch plummets in price to £29, GlowLight £69

By 30 April 2013

Barnes & Noble has slashed the prices of its eBook readers and tablets. You can now get the Nook Simple Touch, its touchscreen Kindle rival, for the unbelievably low price of £29. The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is only £69, down from £109. And the... >>

Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

By 22 April 2013

Kobo has one of the most complete ecosystems when it comes to reading. With the bookstore, apps and a choice of both E Ink readers and LCD tablets, there are plenty of ways to get reading with Kobo. The Kobo Aura HD is billed as something of an exclusive... >>

Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader

Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader

By 15 April 2013

Kobo has launched the limited edition Kobo Aura HD, a new reader device that features a 265ppi E Ink display, making it sharper than rival reader devices. Typically ebook readers haven't been hugely sharp. Many have offered a 800 x 600 pixel resolution,... >>

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

By 12 April 2013

Book publisher Penguin Children's has signed a rights deal with PopCap and EA Games to release a series of books and eBooks featuring app sensation Plants vs Zombies. Initially this will result in a Plants vs Zombies Official Guide, sticker book and joke... >>

One day offer on Kindle: £59 and it's yours

One day offer on Kindle: £59 and it's yours

By 4 February 2013

Still haven't got an eBook reader yet and were thinking of doing so? Today - 4 February - would be a good day to consider buying a fifth-generation Kindle as Amazon.co.uk is offering it with a £10 discount, meaning it'll set you back a very reasonable... >>

Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features

Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features

By 9 January 2013

The Amazon Kindle Touch has received a new lease of life with a software update today, bringing with it an array of new features.  The Amazon Kindle Touch model was discontinued in October 2012 with the arrival of new models in the Kindle line-up, but... >>

Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech

Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech

By 9 January 2013

When Pocket-lint first saw Qualcomm offshoot Mirasol's full colour E Ink prototype devices back in June 2010, there was much optimism for the technology, leading many to believe the market would become flooded with colour Kindles and other eBook readers.... >>

Kobo Mini
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Kobo Mini

By 31 December 2012

This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully judged to fit into a handbag, a chest pocket of a shirt, or even the back pocket of a pair of jeans.... >>