Sony may have been the first major electronics manufacturer to bring ebook readers to the US, but a series of unfortunate products saw them cede the race to Kindle and Nook. The PRS-T1, though, could be Sony's comeback kid.
For those who've considered abandoning their first-generation Kindle or bit of Sony ebook awkwardness, Barnes & Noble just sweetened the pot. The book and Nook seller is offering 30 free Nook books when you exchange your old ebook reader for a Nook.
Barnes & Noble has cordially invited us to special announcement next Tuesday morning! They're playing it coy on the invite, but they already let it slip in a filing that May 24th happens to be the day they're setting loose a "new eReader device." Our money's on a cheaper E-Ink alternative, but there are some camps…
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.
Want to save a few bucks on a Kindle and enjoy being told what to buy? Well! Amazon's set to unleash Kindle with Special Offers upon Best Buy and Target next month, a device that costs $25 less than a Wi-Fi Kindle—but makes up for it by cramming in ads.
Much like Type n Walk shows you what's on the other side of your phone while you text, MegaReader creates a transparent backdrop for ebooks. Let's read A Tree Grows In Brooklyn in front of a tree growing in Brooklyn!
Most textbooks and e-readers tend to follow the same idea when it comes to their fonts: Easier to read means easier to absorb and recall later. Looks like they were wrong.
Amazon doesn't like to talk numbers when it comes to Kindles—a reported 8 million were sold in 2010 alone—but they're happy to confirm this factoid: the new Kindle is the best selling product in the site's history.
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.
Amazon's own Black Friday deal is a good one: they'll be selling the last-gen-but-still-good Kindle 2 for just $89, starting at Noon EST on Friday. They'd like to remind you it uses the same e-ink tech as the current Nook!
Between the major software overhaul in November, a mystery announcement next week, and the introduction of Nook to the all-powerful Walmart ecosystem, it looks like Barnes and Noble might be making the ebook reader race interesting just in time for the holidays. The Kindle competitor will be sold in 2,500 Walmart…
One second you're on the beach reading your Kindle. The next you're standing in an open field west of a white house. That's because you're playing the text adventure classic Zork (or one of its sequels) on your ebook 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.
Amazon's not one to give exact—or even general—sales figures for Kindle. But just as the previous generation ebook reader was the best-selling thing on the site, so too is Kindle 3. In fact, it's the "fastest-selling" Kindle yet, which tells us pretty much nothing since we don't know how fast the others sold.
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.
After extensive testing, McSweeney's has declared "the Newspaper" the top e-reader. Despite using an older version of e-ink and lacking Wi-Fi connectivity, the Newspaper was lauded for the size and versatility of its screen and its fly swatting capabilities.