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Sony has unveiled a 13.3-inch flexible E Ink prototype device which comes with the new Mobius e-paper display technology.
Love your Kindle? The Amazon Kindle is a great e-reader, but today the Kindle is getting even better. Amazon's press event showed off several new members to the Kindle Fire family, but that's not all. They even found a way to make e-readers exciting again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indeed, you can go nuts with some Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb love by way of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-reader. The ROM is now available for download.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
MSI is the first company to show off a working prototype of their dualscreen e-reader. And it's everything you ever dreamt of - sort of.
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...
I'm not entirely sold on the eBook revolution, yet. But I'm one of those book types, the one who likes to turn the pages...
One of the most common complaints about e-paper is that it takes away from the tactile experience of turning a page when reading a...
Philips Electronics is tinkering with a prototype e-book with roll-out display, which is pretty amazing. It’s based on Philips Polymer Vision’s PV-QML5 rollable display...
When eReaders were first released, all but the biggest bibliophiles were hesitant to shell out the cash for something they didn’t think would get...
Are you the owner of a startup company? If you are, you might be facing a tough time running your business. To make your...
I have to admit, I am a total gadget nerd, somehow find peace and solace in exploring new tech toys. Today, I was reading...
Despite what the FAA says, Pilot Patrick Smith is not against the use of cellphones on airplanes.
A Jelly Bean tablet for just $59.99? That’s what today’s daily deal brings you!
It looks like B&N is throwing in the towel when it comes to Nook tablet hardware. The company plans to instead turn towards partners for its tablet line.
Qualcomm has showed off their MEMS-based Mirasol reflective display at SID Display Week.
According to a new report, one of the reasons that Google Reader is being shutdown could have to do with potential compliance and privacy issues.
Come July 1st Google Reader is jumping ship, leaving you behind. With that in mind, we take a look at many of the Google Reader alternatives out there.
After Google announced their plans to kill their Reader, more than 500,000 of its users have now joined Feedly.
It looks like Google isn't just giving the axe to Google Reader, but to ad-blocking applications as well.
Yesterday Google apparently decided that they wanted to piss off a bunch of folks by announcing the death of Google Reader. Now a petition aims to save it.
YotaPhone is now preparing for production with new partner Hi-P International. A global release of the phone is planned for the second half of this year.
If you're looking for a greener way to sustain your digital lifestyle, then you may want to consider the assortment of solar power products that are on the market. Here are seven such examples that all happen to be on sale. Save money and energy!
Huawei sure didn't keep its next-gen smartphones a secret. We've all known about the Huawei Ascend Mate for a while now, but it's good to finally get official confirmation.
Earlier today we mentioned Vizio was introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have some Android-related news for us as well. Vizio has now announced a new 7-inch tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor and pure Android experience without the bloat. Interestingly enough, one of the key features of the Windows 8 tablet was it was also a pure Windows 8 experience, with no vendor-specific junk thrown in.
Many school systems across the globe have made switches to tablets and e-readers. Having a digital solution like this means kids don't have to carry heavy backpacks full of books, which can lead to back issues in the long run. It also can save the educational system money since the e-books are generally cheaper than text copies, of course you also have to pay the huge cost of the tablet/e-reader initially.
Things keep getting better in the 7-inch tablet market. First we had the release of Google's Nexus 7 earlier this year, giving us a...
Barnes & Noble has yet to truly excite us with their tablet offerings, but this might finally be changing. Today they announced a brand new set of tablets, the Nook HD and HD+.
What if you could get an Android ICS tablet for just $59.99? Crazy, but true. The Matrix One is a dirt cheap tablet with very modest hardware.
However, it looks like sales of the Kindle products at Walmart aren't quite so hot and the mega-retailer has decided to stop stocking Amazon's e-readers and tablets.
Ever since Microsoft announced it was investing and buying part of Barnes and Noble's Nook division, rumors have often surfaced about a Nook that runs Windows 8. While the newest rumor isn't anything new, it does give a supposed date for such a Nook/Win 8 tablet.
Unfortunately, there could be a rather monumental downside to the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD: you can't turn off the ads.
The Kindle Fire's successors are here. There are three flavors to choose from, the first of which is an entry model at $169. Essentially, the $169 Fire is the same as the OG Fire except it has double the RAM and a slightly faster processor.
The Kindle Fire finally has a successor, the Kindle Fire. That's right, a second generation Kindle Fire is here. What's new? It has double the RAM over the first Fire and has a somewhat faster processor. According to Amazon, that means a 40% bump in power.
The new Kindle Fire is likely only days away now, with Amazon gearing up for the big show on the 6th. It's almost here, so what do we know? While it's still unclear whether or not we will see a 10-inch model or not, we now have rumors of a 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 that will be priced under the Nexus 7 and similar competitors. Supposedly, the new Kindle Fire 2 is going to feature ad-supported software that allows it to arrive a much lower price point.
Back in June, the U.S. State Department began consideration of a new deal with Amazon to purchase 35,000 Kindle Touches and content over a...
Barnes & Noble launched its own “Nook For Web” experience today, allowing Nook to compete against iBooks, Kobo Instant Reader and Kindle's Cloud Reader.
The Amazon Kindle Fire did quite well for itself during the holiday shopping season, shipping about 4.8 million units during that period. Now, sales have slowed and Amazon has responded by slashing the price
Earlier this week, we talked about how Amazon's Kindle might be getting integrated lighting that allows easy reading in the dark. Well, it seems that they weren't the only ones interested in moving in this direction, as a new Nook has made its way to Barnes & Noble stores showing a front-light embedded display over the E-ink display.
I remember when I was still going through school, I'd always look forward to the new Scholastic catalog so that I could order a bunch of new books. Not surprisingly, times have changed, but Scholastic still wants kids to keep reading. And that's what the new Storia platform is supposed to address.
When we cover shows like CES, there's always an anxiety for us not to overlook or miss something worthy, or simply deserving special attention. With a small team on the show floor just walking around a vast sea of gadgetry within acres of indoor Vegasness, it's easy to let things slip by.
Best known as a maker of high-quality, value-priced PCs, Velocity Micro has also made e-readers and Android tablets for a few years now, even if these were not met with a significant success from customers of cheap devices of this nature.