eReader Shootout: Amazon Kindles vs. Barnes & Noble Nooks vs. Kobo Glo

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A quick comparison has been put together with some of the heaviest hitters in this space, taking a look at the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Keyboard, Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, Nook Simple Touch, and Kobo Glo

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Amazon Stops Hiding eReader Apps

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In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion’s eReaders apps: Wattpad’s, Kobo’ reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon’s collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.

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SigmaTek Computer to reveal 5-inch and 7-inch eReaders at IFA

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France’s SigmaTek Computer will be launching a pair of eBook readers at IFA next month. The 5-inch and 7-inch eReaders both have TFT displays with a resolution of 800×480. Inside is a RockChip2808 CPU running 600MHz, nothing sensational and could pose a problem since this eReader is not meant for just eReading.

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FCC Spotting: Huawei touchscreen eReader with Wi-Fi and 3G to sport Android?

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It’s not surprising that Huawei Technologies, the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China, has entered the e-reader market. With CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezosis, expecting e-book sales to surpass paperback sometime in the next 9 to 12 months, releasing the T62W seems to be the right move to make.

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Kobo eReader officially in Borders USA, pre-order for June 17

Kobo eReader pre-orders for June 17 shipment in the USA

The Kobo eReader we took a good look at last week which launched in Canada, is now officially available for pre-order from Borders in the USA.

The $150 e-Ink Kobo is the most affordable eReading device currently on the market. It’s small size and quilted back make it unlike your typical electronics device.

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Kobo’s eReader launching Saturday: An entire platform, not just a device

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Kobo launched in Dec 2009 as a division within indigo books. They later spun off and have operated as their own company. That doesn’t mean Indigo is no longer part of the picture, as a matter of fact they plan to launch the Kobo eReader Saturday May 1 across Canada. Borders in the USA is expected to also carry the eReader, but that is about a month away.

Since the beginning, Kobo was a platform. The eReader hardware only came in to the picture later on, as a way to affordably introduce people interested in the technology. Kobo eReader is already available for the Apple iPad, and they intend to release their app for other platforms like Android. Eventually making themselves known as an eReader OS for third-party devices sometime this summer.

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Kobo’s $150 eReader: First hands-on

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This is it my fellow book worms, the newest contender on the ebook shelf. Up against Sony’s Reader, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and Amazon’s Kindle, we welcome the Kobo: with a slim stylish 6-inch E Ink display to read your ebooks on and at a price no one has yet to beat.

The first time I saw E Ink I thought it was amazing. It’s almost like looking at a photo copied piece of paper, but on an electronic device. You see, E Ink has a chillingly inanimate way about it. If an LCD were to be dead, E Ink could be an LCD’s resurrected zombie.

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Should Kindle be afraid of the $150 Kobo eReader?

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It seems that new ebook device releases are not going to slow down anytime soon, Wired is arguing that the Apple iPad will not be a Kindle killer. It’s in a different segment altogether. Instead, they’re saying that Jeff Bezos and the Amazon crew should be fearful of theKobo eReader.

As a quick refresher, Kobo is a global eBook retailer with support from Chapters/Indigo, Borders, REDGroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holidings. It already supports the major ebook readers (and smartphones) on the market, but it seems that Kobo wants some hardware of its own.

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Samsung eReader with text-to-speech technology unveiled

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Samsung Electronics of America today unveiled their eReader tablet computer for the US market. With a name far less revolutionary than others, Samsung’s eReader should still give the Kindle a run for its money.

The compact portable Samsung eReader sports a 6-inch e-Ink display capable of 600×800 resolution with 8-gray scale shades. This is a more traditional eBook screen primarly to be used for newspapers, paper back novels, and simple image viewing, unlike Apple’s iPad offering more colorful, rich-media interaction for the end user.

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Fujitsu Debuts 2 More eReaders

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I’m not too keen on an eReader the size of an iPod, but Fujitsu has something bigger in mind: two new eReaders from one of the industry’s leaders allow reading at A5 and A4 size—which is to say paperback and hardback size. That’s welcome news despite the rather unappealing name of FLEPia. These “portable information […]

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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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