Stealth start-up Kakai has changed their name to Kno (like “know” as in understanding and learning and stuff, get it?), and according to Kara Swisher at All Things Digital, they’ll be showing off their secret project, possibly a tablet, at the D: All Things Digital conference.
Kobo, the company that already delivers eBooks on a variety of platforms, including the iPhone, has released their own eReader device. While it’s not the most feature-packed gadget, lacking 3G for example, its approach focuses on experience and offers some unique design choices to provide a compelling one.
If there’s one thing I know about my good friend Warner Crocker, it’s that he loves pundits and punditry. Just loves ’em. Hence, it is with great giddiness that I share news that Freescale, the semiconductor maker that puts the “smart” in smart devices, has named Warner one of the top 20 Smart Mobile Device […]
The more I think about it, the more pen input on a eReader makes sense. They’re supposed to function like real books. Pens and pencils are used to mark up real books. Ergo, eReaders should have pen input. Clearly the folks at Endless Ideas agree with that logic, as demonstrated by the BeBook Neo, their […]
The dual-screen eReader/tablet enTourage eDGe appears to be headed in a more business-oriented direction with the addition of DataViz Documents To Go to its included software. The enTourage eDGe merges an e-paper and LCD screen to create a dual-screen device that combines the functionality of an e-reader, tablet netbook, notepad and audio/video recorder and player […]
The QUE is a stunning eReader. If I had the resources, I’d pick one up today. But if you’re on a budget like me, it is so not for you. Price point for the 3G version is $799. Absolutely crazy for a personal eReader, but it’s not built for personal use; it’s built for high-powered […]
I’d seen it on the first day. Handled half-functioning units at other booths. But not until my last day (and first full day on the floor) did I get a full demo of the enTourage eDGe, the eReader I’d been eyeing since learning there was a Wacom Penabled digitizer beneath that e-ink screen. Really hoped […]
Finishing my first full day on the show floor. One thing I need to get off my mind before I forget is the absurd number of companies making eReaders. Had to narrow down the choices to a select few.
Lot of activity around the Alex eReader from Spring Design today. I was invited over to check it out, along with offerings from several other vendors, at a luncheon. Before I could get there, I was hit with the official press release (posted in full after the jump). It’s a dual-screen system running Android, similar […]
A tipster and commentors at Engadget are reporting their pre-orders for the Barnes & Noble eReader, nook, are being fulfilled. The initial impressions seem less than sterling with mention of laggy e-ink, though in fairness, that’s a common criticism of e-ink in general. Two other tidbits are that in-store browsing is limited to an hour […]
Terry McDonell, the editor of Sports Illustrated, showed TechCrunch and others a demo of Time Inc’s “Manhattan Project,” a system to bring magazines into the digital age. The system, complete with swipe control to turn pages, is designed with tablet systems in mind and will likely be ported to devices other than the HP Tablet […]
In a demonstration of the power of software, Amazon has announced they can extend battery life on the new Kindle (presumably the Kindle 2, though that’s not spelled out) by a whopping 85% via a firmware update. The boost applies with wireless turned on, cranking it from four days to seven. With wireless turned off, […]