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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Save $110 on Kindle DX E-Book Reader with Free 3G, Free Shipping

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Many people have turned to their tablets for their e-book reading needs, but the fact of the matter is that an e-ink display is still easier on the eyes. And now you can score a tremendous deal on one of the best e-ink e-book readers out there.

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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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i2R e-paper is re-writable with heat, works without electricity

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Even though many people have started to use tablets, the e-paper technology found within several e-readers is still quite remarkable. A group of scientists from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute have developed a new form of rewritable electronic paper that does not require any electricity at all.

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$139 Barnes & Noble Nook Touchscreen Challenges Cheap Kindle

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No, it’s not really the same as the more expensive (and Android-powered) Nook Color, but the lower-cost Nook e-reader still gives you a touchscreen interface on its 6-inch display. It’s also 35% lighter than its predecessor. If you want to go cheaper, the original Nook is now $119, though B&N has stopped making them.

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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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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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