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Amazon brings Kindle to Android

May 18th, 2010

Amazon is turning up the heat in the e-book market by porting their popular Kindle for iPhone and BlackBerry application to Android. The Android app will resemble its iPhone counterpart with the ability to read, preview, and purchase books from Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, navigate with the flick of a finger, and sync reading progress across …

Amazon planning to overhaul the Kindle's browser?

March 9th, 2010

A job posting for a position within Lab126, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon that focuses on the Kindle, suggests that Amazon may be developing a new web browser for its popular e-reader. In an “it’s about time” maneuver, the job is seeking a Software Development Engineer to work with the web browser team on …

Amazon's stronghold on e-book pricing crumbles, will renegotiate with Macmillan and HarperCollins

February 3rd, 2010

Days after Macmillan books disappeared from Amazon’s inventory due to a feud over pricing, Amazon has confirmed that it has caved to Macmillan’s demands and will be raising the prices of Macmillan e-books from $9.99 to $12.99-$14.99 for hardcover and bestselling editions. The online retail giant expressed its strong disagreement with this pricing but decided …

Apple iPad recap

January 27th, 2010

If you were following this morning’s Apple announcement, it may have been quite overwhelming and your head could be spinning in confusion. We’re here to clear things up and give you additional details over what we posted this morning. What we know so far is that the device itself, in terms of hardware and software, …

Best Buy Sony eReader giveaway!

December 22nd, 2009

Nope, we’re not quite finished with this BGR giveaway series — we’re holding a brand new Sony Reader Touch Edition from Best Buy and it could be yours. Here are some specs followed by the official entry rules: 6″ touch-screen display 800 x 600 resolution and 5 adjustable font sizes Virtual keyboard 512MB internal memory …

Israeli programmer hacks Kindle, breaks DRM protection

December 22nd, 2009

Nothing makes you feel like you truly own your media and content like being able to do almost whatever you want with it. We’re already used to DRM for our MP3s and the limitations it puts on device selection and sharing, but the idea that the same kind of protection would be put on our …

Barnes & Noble offers $100 for late Nook orders

December 21st, 2009

We know how frantic things can get during this time of year: it’s almost Christmas and you’re wondering if you forgot anyone on your list, or whether everything you ordered will be arriving on time. For those who ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook in advance, units were promised to arrive on or before December …

Full specs on Sony's upcoming eBook readers emerge

August 3rd, 2009

Watch our there, Amazon, Sony is prepping two new eBook readers and placing the Kindle series squarely in its sights — well, sort of. The duo of rumored Sony readers have yet to be made official by our favorite nose diving consumer electronics giant, but J&R reportedly outed the pair when it accidentally posted complete …