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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Words Gear: Panasonic e-reader does books and movies

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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 and read it on the train or the bus or … Wait a minute. The new eBook readers can do all those things. Such is the case with the Words Gear […]

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“Turnover” E-Reader concept is a real page turner

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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 book. Timothy Yeoh, however, has come up with the “Turnover” E-Reader concept that “humanizes” the experience of reading an electronic book or newspaper, and as a result lets you “lose yourself […]

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Philips READIUS; World’s first “Rollable Display” pocket e-Reader concept

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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 reference design, they will be showing it at the upcoming Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, September 2-7. “Rollable displays will revolutionalize the level of convenience with which one can access […]

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Isabella Fable: The children’s Android tablet

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The new Fable Android tablet from Isabella Products comes with a 7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen display and some colorful bezels. The software comes with Isabella’s patent-pending “carousel” navigation interface and it’ll be preloaded with content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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eBook sales to hit $1 billion

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Gone are the days when reading was limited to paper. Yeah sure! You’ll tell me nothing beats the good feeling of holding a book in your hands even today. I won’t argue, because the recent figures associated with ebook sales tend to speak for themselves.

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Hanvon e-book reader will be first with color e-ink technology

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Up until now it seemed that e-reader enthusiasts have had to make a very important decision. If they want the sunshine-friendly display with unbelievable battery life, they’d go e-ink. If they want bright colors and a vibrant display, they’d go LCD. Well, Hanvon is prepared to give them the best of both worlds.

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Sprint offers Samsung Galaxy Tab Nov 14 for $400

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Sprint has come out clean with the release details on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet, they gave the official word that on November 14th you’ll be able to grab one for a much more affordable $399.

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