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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
2.5 out of 5

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.... >>

Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain

Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain

By 6 December 2012

Customers are complaining that Kindle Paperwhite eBook readers bought from high street bookseller Waterstones come with a permanent advert for the shop as the screensaver instead of the rolling Amazon ones. Waterstones sells its Kindles at the same price... >>

DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year

DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year

By 8 November 2012

Comic book publisher DC Comics has announced deals with the three major digital book retailers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple, to add its monthly titles to their stores. Although the brand already has a healthy library of eBook versions of its graphic... >>

BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced

BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced

By 6 November 2012

BeBook has launched the BeBook Touch, which - as the name suggests - adds a 6-inch E-Ink touch display device to its line-up of eBook readers. The interesting twist on this device is that it's powered by Android. BeBook claims this makes it stable and... >>

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

By 29 October 2012

UK consumers can now get their hands on Nook’s line of E Ink eReader devices, with the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch arriving in major retail stores.  The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features an E Ink display with a built-in reading... >>

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

By 26 October 2012

Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club.  Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given... >>

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

By 26 October 2012

Amazon has brought its Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK and it's now open for business. It's basically a service that allows you to borrow books from a set list of hundreds of thousands and there's no due date by which to finish them. Users can... >>

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

By 24 October 2012

Author, actor and comedian Charlie Higson has spoken out against Amazon after this week's revelations that the online retailer charges publishers the full 20 per cent VAT on eBooks in the UK, even though it pays far less in Luxembourg, where it is based.... >>

Kobo Glo
4 out of 5

Kobo Glo

By 24 October 2012

When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check... >>