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Ectaco jetBook Color E-Ink Reader gets to US in January

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Bringing color to e-ink technologies has proved to be a very hard task. Now an Ectaco jetBook Color 9.7" tablet may change the landscape for e-ink readers.

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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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Barnes & Noble letting users sell free books on the Nook?

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The Barnes & Noble eBookstore works in much the same way as the Kindle Store from Amazon. Independent authors can go ahead and publish their book through these marketplaces, making a little money when each copy is sold. However, it seems that a good number of people are going ahead and making money from out-of-copyright works, selling them at a price that is naturally higher than zero.

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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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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 600x800 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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Official: Apple iPad is the new Apple tablet

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It's official, the Apple iPad is out of the dark and now in our hearts? or not. Was it worth the wait? Basically a modified iPhone with a large display that you can watch Youtube, high-def movies and tv shows, with hybrid iTunes similar to the iPhones but not exactly.

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Guess the specs, win an Apple Tablet, or iPad

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Our friends over at Gizmodo have launched a sweepstakes to give away an Apple Tablet, or whatever it may be called, once it is released. The contest is really simple, you just have to be a bit psychic.

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Pixel Qi’s Transflective LCD kills e-Ink

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It’s just one screen with multiple modes - a bright full color LCD, reflective E-Ink black and white quality, and transflective LCD mode. That's pretty damn amazing if you ask me.

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Astak Pocket PRO EZ Reader for eBooks

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When you have a market with such heavy hitters as Sony and Amazon, it can be a little difficult to carve out your own niche. Astak will probably never rise to the top of the ebook heap, but consumers could save a few bucks on the 5-inch EZ Reader Pocket PRO. As expected with so many other e-book readers, this ...

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