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Amazon charges Kindle users for free public-domain eBooks

November 30th, 2010

A report in Tuesday’s Washington Post reveals that Amazon is apparently selling free public-domain eBooks that have had their license information stripped. The eBooks in question originate from Project Gutenberg and are available there for free in a variety of formats including ePub, HTML and Kindle. Project Gutenberg — not to be confused with 80s …

$100 Maylong M-150 Android tablet now on sale at Walgreens

October 27th, 2010

Once thought to be a gadget unicorn, the elusive sub-$100 is ready to make a splash at… Walgreens? In an interesting turn of events, it looks like Walgreens is indeed the first U.S. retailer to make a $99.99 Android tablet widely available. Built by personal navigation device (PND) maker Maylong, the M-150 is a 7-inch …

Barnes & Noble announces NOOKcolor, full touchscreen e-reader

October 26th, 2010

Today, at a special press event, Barnes & Noble took the wraps off of their NOOKcolor e-reader. As you may have deduced from the name, the new device packs a full-color display. The new, touch-sensitive display measures 7-inches on the diagonal, utilizes the IPS display technology, and has a 1024 x 600 resolution with 169 pixels …

Velocity announces pre-order availability of Cruz Reader

August 20th, 2010

Today, Velocity Micro announced that their 7-inch Android 2.0 Cruz e-Reader is available for pre-order on Borders, Amazon, and at CruzReader.com. The device has an 800 x 600 screen resolution, Wi-Fi b/g, can playback video in a full 720p, built-in accelerometer, and a micro-SD card slot for expandable storage. You can pre-order your Cruz for …

Amazon lets Kindle inventory dwindle to clear way for new model?

July 28th, 2010

Amazon reduced the price on its popular eReader and the book reading device has flown off the shelves. So fast that anyone looking to snag a Kindle at this moment in time will be faced with an wait of unknown duration as the eReader is temporarily out of stock. The last time the Kindle went …

Barnes and Noble plays ball with Amazon, releases Android app

July 22nd, 2010

Look, the world of e-book readers isn’t slowing down, and with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and even the Apple iPad (somewhat) vying for market share, companies are pulling out all the punches. Amazon successfully made their Kindle service and library available on almost every computer and mobile platform, and Barnes and Noble …

Velocity Micro announces Android based eReader tablets

July 13th, 2010

Velocity Micro has just announced a series of eReader tablets that aim to be functional, multimedia friendly, and most importantly affordable; say hello to the Cruz. Ranging in price from $149 to $299, the Android powered devices offer a plethora of features and options to fit your needs, and perhaps most importantly your budget. Hit …

Borders launches Kobo-powered online eBook store

July 7th, 2010

Borders dove head first into the eBook market today with the launch of its new eBook store. Powered by the Kobo eReading service, the online bookstore will launch with a catalog of over 150,000 eBooks in ePub, PDF, and Adobe DRM format. Supporting a wide variety of platforms, Border’s eBooks can be read on your PC or …

Amazon to roll out Kindle 2.5 update in the upcoming weeks

June 16th, 2010

Kindle owners longing for the ability to share their fave passages with the world only have to endure a few more agonizing weeks of reading in isolation.  Announced in April, the now “socially aware” firmware version 2.5 for the Kindle is expected to hit Kindle devices in the upcoming weeks. This latest firmware will include facebook …