New Sony E-Reader Adds Facebook Social Features and Much More

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When it comes to reading in the digital age, generally most users either turn to an e-ink reader or use a tablet. For those that love e-ink, Sony has a brand new Sony Reader PRS-T2 which includes 2GB onboard storage, microSD for expansion, public library leading and new enhancements which include paper-like page turns and optimization to its 6-inch screen that is supposed to work better for long-term ad-free reading. For good measure, a few new social features are coming to the e-reader as well.

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Wexler Flex One E-Reader, First with LG Flexible E-Paper Display

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Before you get too excited about curling up this e-reader to stuff into your backpack, realize that the flexible e-paper display here is still inside a reasonably stiff chassis. But that doesn’t mean that it is not without its benefits.

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New Backlit Kindle e-Reader On Its Way?

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The world of e-paper and e-readers has had a lot of new changes heading towards it recently, this includes color technology and now even an e-Ink Kindle that has a built-in backlit display. According to Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch, who managed to catch a glimpse of the device, it’s light was a real game-changer for reading in the dark but it was a much softer glow than the harsh lighting that it found with typical backlit LCD screens.

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e-reader sales to reach $8.2 billion by 2014

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As it stands, global e-book reader sales were recorded at about $1.9 billion last year with a total of just under 11 million units sold. According to Yankee Group, those numbers will increase to $8.2 billion and nearly 72 million units, respectively, by 2014. That’s a lot of growth.

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Sharper Image announces Literati e-reader, uses Kobo store

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Are you ready to get your hands on yet another e-book reader? How about one that comes with a color screen? Well, Sharper Image is coming forward with the Literati e-reader and it has several features that you won’t find on the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.

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Sharp set to challenge iPad with new e-reader, 3D potential

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While the Amazon Kindle is still doing reasonably well, it seems that the future of e-book readers will come with multifunction devices using color LCD displays. Sharp is continuing this trend with a pending e-reader of its own and they’re saying it’ll “rival the iPad.”

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Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader dropped to $150

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One of the common speedbumps encountered by people interested in e-book readers is the cost of the device itself. This barrier to entry is getting easier to overcome, especially with today’s announcement of Barnes & Noble Nook. It may not get the same kind of attention as the Amazon Kindle, but it is just as powerful a device and even has a color screen to boot.

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Acer’s LumiRead enters e-Reader race

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The rising sun marks the end of night just as the birth of digital brings forth the death of paper. Well maybe not quite so dramatic, but eBooks are definitely changing the way we read. With more and more companies jumping on board the cost of eBook readers have been steadily decreasing, and now there is another company on the eBook wagon; Acer, with its new LumiRead to go on sale towards the end of 2010.

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Hanvon Chairman: e-Readers to replace cell phones

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Chinese company Hanvon, makers of the Touchpad B10 tablet, are also known as Hanwang. Chairman Yingjian Liu during a keynote speech at Computex 2010, discussed the increasing popularity and evolution of the e-book reader. He proclaimed the strengths of the e-ink format and how his company was leading the way in his home country of China. Then, his declarations got very bold. He called the e-book reader the “fourth screen,” referring to TV, PC, and cell phone as the other three screens. He observed that some people say the mobile phone will replace the e-reader, but he responded by saying that the e-ink book reader will replace cell phones instead.

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Rupert Murdoch Wants to Challenge Kindle with Four-Color E-Reader

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Many of us already know that the Amazon Kindle isn’t the only e-book game in town and there are other offerings that boast the whole e-ink phenomenon. That said, the Kindle is certainly getting a lot more mainstream attention than something like the Sony Reader, largely because of its “free” wireless broadband connection and its […]

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