Is your desire for the Fire still smoldering? I don't blame you. It's pretty badass. Here's some video of it in action, just to pour a little more gasoline on everything.
E-book reader options are better than ever for digital bookworms. Here are some favorite choices from the folks at Wired along with the basic things you need to know when buying an e-book reader.
With a $140 price point, the next generation Kobo ebook reader might struggle to compete with devices such as the Kindle, but its still got some reasonable upgrades since the last generation—such as a basic Wi-Fi feature.
If you're interested in Borders' Kobo or Aluratek ebook readers, then you're in luck: The two have had their prices dropped by $20 and are now available for $129 and $99.99 respectively.
Rumor is that there's a new batch of Sony Readers coming soon: The PRS-350 and the PRS-650. They are described as being under 10mm thick and all-around better than previous models.
From now until the end of June, all Nooks will come with a free $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. That's not quite 3 books, last time I checked B&N's prices (last week when I wanted to buy a book but it was $18 in their digital store and cheaper elsewhere).
Assuming the next generation Kindle and Nook stick with E Ink as their display provider, this video highlights what'll be new: Animation and nearly double the contrast ratio.
Developers at KLab have built an NES emulator for the Kindle. It's more awful than you could possibly imagine.
Truthfully, I wasn't that interested in the iPad as an eBook reader. Then I used it, and I must say, it's a mostly wonderful experience that's only crippled by a disappointing store.
Kobo, who you know from their relationship with Borders, has revealed their own eBook reader. And for $150, it may be the first semi-premium option for those too thrifty to buy a Kindle or Nook.
Amazon is getting serious about getting its way with ebook pricing, threatening to do what they did to Macmillan (pull physical and digital books) unless publishers agree to certain demands.
The announcement that Asus was getting into the eBook reader game was a bit of a surprise, but not an unwelcome one. Now that new hands-on pics have hit Flickr, it looks like our initial enthusiasm was founded.
Out of nowhere, Asus has announced two promising eBook readers. The first had an OLED screen. And now their second reader, the DR-950, promises less color but still appears to be at least a generation beyond any Kindle.
According to TechCrunch's sources in manufacturing, Barnes & Noble will ship about 60,000 Nooks within 2009, though we have no clue how many orders sit unfulfilled. Amazon sold only 400,000 original Kindles in total, so B&N isn't looking too shabby at all. [TechCrunch]
Ereaders are still at the point where the price is slightly too high and the functionality is slightly too low to purchase on a whim. Aluratek's LCD-based reader, however, offers a damn low price but sacrifices functionality in return.