Just a week after the Kindle DX was axed, seems Amazon is trimming its product line further: evidence suggests that its Kindle Touch is to be discontinued, with the Paperwhite filling the gap.
The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, UK, is much like any other hotel: expensive mini bar, pointless shower caps, and bed sheets that take 10 minutes to get under. Until you peer into the beside table that is, becasue, in the place of a bible, there's a Kindle waiting to be read.
Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form—not least the charms that lie on the cover.
Special features are great, when they're included in DVDs to supplement your favorite movie or TV show. So, why does the idea of creating special features for ebooks seem so... unnecessary?
In what some may consider an odd move, Microsoft has just announced that it's investing $300 million into a "strategic partnership" with Barnes & Noble to develop the future of e-reading.
Almost 5,000 eBooks have been pulled from the the Kindle Store because of a change made to Independent Publishers Group's contract with the online seller. The move is a result of Amazon's demand for upfront payment from publishers, required to host their books on the store. [Paid Content]
Rumors circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it's official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $199. Yes, that does make it a direct Kindle Fire competitor.
According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match, or undercut, the Kindle Fire.
Continuing its bold, brave and surprisingly successful e-Reader battle with Amazon, Barnes & Noble is soon to launch its fifth Nook device.
While everyone is gaga for the Kindle Fire, according to reports, Barnes & Noble has been working on the next Nook Color. Get ready for a fall color-eBook-reader smack down. LET'S GET READY TO sit down, have some tea, and read to a nice book before bed.
To compete with the tablets and 300dpi-display-equipped smartphones, Epson and E Ink are collaborating on a 300dpi display of their own (2400x1650 resolution on a 9.7-inch screen). The Kindle, by comparison, has a 160dpi resolution. [ZD Net]
Amazon's announced—but not yet activated—a new service that will let you take out (read: download) ebooks from your local library and enjoy them on your Kindle or Kindle app.
It's starting to get a little frustrating when people ask whether or not they should get an eReader. Yes. If sales are any indication, whether you opt for a Kindle, Nook, or even your iPhone, ebooks are officially the present.
This is one dilemma owners of Kindles, Nooks and iPads inevitably face: How the hell can I get my favorite author to sign that book I've got stored in my Ebook reader? Sure, you can always get him to scrawl his signature on the back of your Kindle in thick, ugly, black marker. If tacky's your style.
Do you ever wish that your slender ebook reader was encased in a clunky fake book just so that you can pretend that you're flipping through real pages? Me neither, but there's a device that'll grant that wish anyway.