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Kobo launches Kobo eReader Touch Edition [video]

May 23rd, 2011

Kobo on Monday took the wraps off its latest eBook reader, which touts one feature in particular that should be of interest to future eReader buyers: touch. The unveiling comes just one day ahead of Barnes & Nobles’s press event in New York City — which we’ll be covering live — where the company is …

Amazon: Kindle books outselling print books

May 19th, 2011

Amazon announced on Thursday that Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more books for the Kindle than print books — including hardcover and paperback — combined. Since April 1st, for example, for every 100 print books that were sold on Amazon.com, the site sold 105 Kindle eBooks. “Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than …

Barnes & Noble updates NOOK for Android app with magazines, newspapers

May 13th, 2011

Barnes & Noble announced on Friday that it has updated NOOK for Android eReader application with access to newspapers and magazines. Users with 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution tablets running Android OS 2.1 and higher — that includes the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, G-Slate, and others — can now view more than 120 …

Amazon’s $114 ad-supported Kindle is the best selling version

May 13th, 2011

According to Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Electronics” list, the company’s $114 ad-subsidized “Kindle with Special Offers,” is the most popular model in the Kindle family of eReaders. The device — launched on April 13th — is just $25 cheaper than the $139 Kindle Wi-Fi version, but it comes with sponsored screen savers and advertisements on the …

Amazon planning ‘entire family’ of Android devices, possibly a smartphone

May 13th, 2011

Android is planning to release an “entire family” of Android-powered devices, not just one tablet as originally thought, according to Android and Me. The rumor hasn’t specified whether or not Amazon is planning multiple sized tablets, or a tablet and a new Android-powered eReader, although there’s some speculation that a smartphone could be in the …

Barnes & Noble planning new eReader for May 24th launch

May 5th, 2011

According to a recent filing with the SEC, Barnes and Noble is planning to launch a new eReader later this month. During a meeting with analysts and investors, the big-box and online bookstore said “it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device.” It’s unclear if …

Amazon tablet enters production, report claims

May 3rd, 2011

According to a new report from industry watcher DigiTimes on Tuesday, Amazon has placed orders with manufacturers to build its first tablet PC. The report claims Taiwan-based Quanta Computer has received orders for between 700,000 and 800,000 tablets from Amazon, and the finished devices should begin shipping in the second half of this year. Earlier …

Sony announces two tablets launching this fall

April 26th, 2011

Sony on Tuesday finally unveiled its first two tablet devices, which have been rumored for several months. For the time being, the tablets are known as the “S1” and “S2,” though these are codenames and not launch names. Sony’s S1 is a 9.4-inch tablet that features an “off-center of gravity design,” and the S2 sports …

Barnes & Noble NOOK Color updated with Android 2.2, NOOK Apps

April 25th, 2011

On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will be updating the NOOK Color eReader with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a number of other enhancements. The software patch — which will deliver Adobe Flash Player support – adds a NOOK Friends beta social network for sharing books, 15 new NOOK Kids Read and Play books, …