7-Inch Sharp Galapagos Tablet Seen at FCC

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It looks like Sharp may be readying a 7-inch Android tablet under its Galapagos brand name. The 7-inch model would sit in the middle of Sharp’s other tablets with a 5.5- and 10.8-inch displays. Not a lot of information is available at the FCC at this time, but it is now known that the Sharp […]

In Last Six Months, E-Readers Outgrow Tablets

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While quite a few adults–3 percent–own both an e-reader device and a tablet, within the last six months e-reader adoption has outpaced tablet adoption according to the latest study by Pew Internet research. From November 2010 to May 2011, the number of American adults who own an e-reader has doubled to 12 percent from 6 […]

Newstand Joins iBooks for Your Digital iOS Reading Pleasure

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At the WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced the a new app and service called Newstand, which allows users to manage their periodicals, including magazines and newspapers, on their iPad and iPhone. Users who subscribe to their favorite magazines and journals will be able to download new content as they become available automatically in the background. […]

Kno Textbook App for iPad Helps Students Reduce Back Pain

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Ever lugged around a backpack full of textbooks? If you have, you’d know that the task at hand can be tedious. Fortunately, with the iPad’s large 10-inch display, students can now reduce back strain by carrying less, thanks to the Kno textbook app, accompanying bookstore, and Apple’s iPad to display all the knowledge that’s found […]

Barnes & Noble Shipping Nook Second Edition E-Reader Early

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Barnes & Noble is shipping its Nook The Simple Touch Reader, otherwise more informally referred to as the Nook 2nd Edition, ahead of its expected launch schedule on June 10th. In its press release, demo units should be in stores today and the Nook Simple Touch Reader has already begun to ship to customers who […]

Kobo Invites Readers to Touch Books With New Reader

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At the Book Expo America conference, Kobo has debuted its new e-book reader, which eschews buttons in favor of a touch experience similar to Barnes & Noble’s announcements today and the latest crop of Sony Reader hardware. The device was announced a day before the Barnes & Noble announcement, and sports a slate form factor […]

Barnes & Noble: 1 Million Nook Color Apps Downloaded in 1 Week

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Barnes & Noble had announced that in just over a week, users of the Android-based Nook Color reading tablet had downloaded over a million apps. The $250 tablet is seen as one of the best selling Android tablet for its sleek design and affordable price. When the Nook was originally released, it debuted on the […]

Barnes And Noble Launching Nook Color 3G on May 24th?

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Barnes and Noble has apparently begun sending out invitations for an event taking place in New York City later this month, May 24th to be exact, and there is speculation that the company could be announcing a 3G version of their popular Android-based e-reader, the Nook Color. Right now, Barnes and Noble only offers a […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Deny Amazon Tablet

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Rumors of an Amazon tablet had been swirling since before the launch of the iPad, and those speculations have just been renewed as CEO Jeff Bezos tells hopeful audiences to “stay tuned” when asked if the company would launch such a tablet in the future. In an interview Consumer Reports, Bezos says that such a […]

BeBook Live Coming This Summer to Take On Nook Color

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BeBook will be launching its Android tablet called the BeBook Live this summer that will be targeted more towards e-readers rather than tablet users. As such, the BeBook Live hardware platform, which will run the Android 2.2 operating system, will more closely compete with the Barnes & Nook, which also runs Android 2.2 through the […]

New Nook E-Ink E-Reader Coming Later This Month?

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There’s been chatter that Barnes & Noble is getting ready to introduce a second-generation e-ink-based Nook electronic reader to replace the original Nook. The new e-ink reader would be released help Barnes & Noble better compete against Amazon’s Kindle 3, which offers a newer, better electronic ink display that’s even easier on the eyes with […]

Amazon Makes Kindle Version for Android Tablet

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Ahead of the launch of the much hyped and speculated Amazon-branded Android tablet hardware, the online retail giant has announced the availability of a new Android tablet-specific app of its Kindle e-reading software for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. The latest version of Kindle for Android includes an integrated immersive shopping experience tailored for tablets, a […]

Nook Color Best Selling Non-iPad Tablet

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Is the Barnes & Noble Nook Color Android-based dedicated color e-reading tablet the best selling tablet in North America outside of Apple’s iPad? This seems to be the case according to a report by DigiTimes, which says that the versatile and easily rooted and hackable tablet has managed to garner “over 50% of the iPad-like […]

$50 Off Nook Color Via Barnes & Noble’s Official eBay Channel

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The Nook Color was launched as Barnes & Noble’s push into the color space with an Android-based e-reader touchscreen tablet, but the device has gained more versatile uses thanks to an enterprising developer community, including root access, Android 3.0 Honeycomb port, and the ability to run apps from Android Market, which was restricted by Barnes […]

6-Inch Apple Slate: iPad Nano or iPod Touch Max?

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Although Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has shunned the idea of a 7-inch tablet form factor, noting that the display size was too small to do much useful work, the Cupertino, California iPad-maker is, however, said to be experimenting with tablets with a smaller form factor. Hot off of the rumor mill is speculation that Apple […]

Microcosm Publishing Barters Books for Your Kindle to Keep Print Alive

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In what may be seen as a last ditch effort to keep the print publishing business alive, Microcosm Publishing, a bookseller in Portland, Oregon, is making a deal with Kindle owners. Owners of the Amazon e-reader can go to the company’s store to swap their Kindle for the equivalent in books with printed pages. While […]

Sharp Galapagos E-Reader Tablet to Take on Nook Color

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Sharp’s Galapagos brand e-reader tablet comes in two different different screen sizes: 5.5- and 10.8-inch. Sharp isn’t disclosing what operating system the tablets were running at CES, but the company did give us a demo of the 5.5-inch version on video at the show. The device has a 3D-cube user interface, a trackball for navigating, […]

Nook Color’s Children’s Books Come to iPad with Nook Kids App

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Already got an iPad tablet that will suffice for your e-reading pleasure and not aching to shell out money for Barnes & Noble’s customized and curated Android e-reader tablet dubbed the Nook Color? That’s okay, especially if you have kids as the bookseller has just announced that its children’s books are now being made available […]

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 Goes Live in Marketplace

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Amazon’s Kindle e-reader app has just gone live for owners of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. The digital reader software will allow users to read books purchased through the Amazon Kindle store and can synchronize where you last left off on your book so you can pick up another device and continue reading. Kindle is […]

Kno’s Single-Screen and Dual-Screen E-Reader Tablets Ship Today

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Kno indicated yesterday that it’s single-screen and dual-screen Linux-based tablet will be shipping today, Tuesday. The company’s tablets, unlike other mass market tablets, will mostly be geared as a textbook reader that’s targeted at the educational market with Web browsing and note taking support. The basic single-screen version will cost $599 and the dual-screen version […]