The PMP market has received a bit of a boost recently and, following our early glimpse of i-Station’s T4 HD
, a rather unlikely contender in Viewsonic is looking to take a slice of a market that is traditionally dominated by rivals such as Archos
Not surprisingly, the leaked photos
we showed you over the weekend weren't part of an elaborate Photoshop hoax. Amazon has announced the Kindle 2, which is thinner than an iPhone, weighs in at 10.2 ounces (0.29kg) and one-ups the original Kindle in a number of key areas.
Alexander Turcic at the MobileRead forums has leaked what appear to be 10 press images of the Kindle 2
, and claims the device will be on sale February 24 at a cost of USD$359. We can't tell you whether the images are legit or not, but we're largely convinced, and Amazon has a press event scheduled for next Monday, February the 9th - so it's not long until we'll know for sure.
has launched its portable eReader in the UK, offering compatibility with over 20 eBook formats and a large choice of online stores from which to buy eBooks. The eReader incorporates Vizplex technology and precise one-handed navigation to help users enjoy their library of best sellers, cult classics or the latest magazines.
September 8, 2008 The electronic reader industry has promised a lot for a long time and despite bullish forecasts, has yet to make mainstream status. That may be about to change with Plastic Logic
previewing a gamechanging new device at the DEMOfall 08 technology conference. With a large 8.5 x 11-inch form factor, the Plastic Logic reader is thinner than a pad of paper, lighter than many business periodicals, and offers a high-quality reading experience aimed at professional users and will be available in Q2, 2009. “Research confirms professionals read much more business content than recreational content. They require access to all formats of digital content at their fingertips, and want a large readable screen,” said Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta. Most significantly, the Plastic Logic display is flexible.
May 12, 2008 Responsible for the first consumer application of an electronic paper display module when it teamed up with Sony to release the LIBRI e-Book reader
in 2004, E Ink has now announced availability of its next generation segmented display cells (SDC). The new SDCs are 40% thinner with a wider operational temperature range and increased flexibility for repetitive 3-D bends or 2-D conformable solutions.
December 3, 2007 Computer screens aren’t really conducive to reading pages and pages of text so with the proliferation of online content has come new ways
to view words electronically. E-paper is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper - even its flexibility
- and according to new research, reading the news on e-paper is more environmentally friendly than viewing via PC. Interestingly, the study by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm also showed that 30 minutes of reading an Internet newspaper has about the same environmental effect as reading a hard copy version.
October 10, 2007 Fujitsu
has displayed the latest incarnation of its electronic paper products at CEATEC
in Japan. Having previously unveiled flexible color e-paper, this year the company has changed the form factor into an "e-reader" - a prototype content browser the size of an A5 sheet of paper that’s lightweight, extremely portable and features a high-contrast, easy to read 4,096 color display with very long (up to 50 hours) battery life due to its ability to hold an image once it is displayed without drawing on any power.
October 3, 2007 Many bibliophiles feel that paper is an irreplaceable medium, but the inexorable march of the digital age is bringing new products into the marketplace that bridge the gap between the traditional book and the sheer convenience of electronic storage. Sony
has just released the upgraded second version of its Reader digital book - a compact, comfortable and lightweight viewing platform that allows you to carry up to 160 full novels around at any time.