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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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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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iBooks Gets A Face-Lifting Update

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Apple's iBooks presents a serious overhaul with its update to version 1.5. The two year old application catering the e-book-reading habits of the iPhone and iPad users gets some very significant and much needed upgrades in its UI.

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A Kindle with ads will save you $25

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E-readers are getting a lot cheaper. Remember, it wasn't all that long ago that the Amazon Kindle would run you north of $300, which puts you in the midst of full on Android tablet territory these days. You can get a Kobo for about $150, but it looks like Amazon is undercutting that even further down to $114.

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iPad magazine subscriptions on the decline

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When the Apple iPad first arrived on the scene earlier this year, some people said that it was not in direct competition with e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. In some regards, that is true, since the iPad costs so much more and can do so much more, but it's also true that many people who choose to buy an iPad opt out of buying an e-ink based e-reader as a result.

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Review: One Month With the Kindle 3

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The Kindle 3 is Amazon’s $139+ eBook reading device that offers Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity to Amazon’s digital eBook store. The new display and constrast is remarkable, its lightweight frame and crisp text will keep you reading treeless for hours on end.

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Dedicated e-book readers dead? Some say not yet

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When the Amazon Kindle first hit the market, we were all amazed by its e-ink display and its ability to seamlessly integrate through WhisperNet to Amazon's online store. And then, the iPad came along and reminded us that we most prefer multifunction devices. Does that mean the standalone e-reader is dead? No, not necessarily.

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