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eBook

The tablet has 4GB of storage and fast 802.11n wireless connectivity

Velocity Micro is getting ready to release a couple of 7 inch full color Android e-Readers and a similarly-sized Android tablet computer. The Cruz reader features a resistive touchscreen, wireless connectivity, the Kobo eBook reading application and internet browsing functionality. The Cruz tablet differs only in touchscreen technology, storage capacity and wireless connectivity and the StoryPad has been created especially for kids.  Read More

The Elonex 710EB eBook with full color LCD touchscreen display and wireless connectivity h...

The Elonex 710EB eBook with full color screen first outed in April this year has now reached pre-order status with a UK availability date of July 31. The 7-inch e-Reader uses an LED backlit LCD display rather than e-Ink, benefits from wireless connectivity, will double up as a photo viewer or media player and has an 8 hour battery life.  Read More

Aiptek's Story Book inColor is the first color ebook designed for children

With the flood of ebook readers hitting the market over the past year, not to mention the success of Apple’s iPad, any new offering needs to differentiate itself if it is going to survive. That’s exactly what Aiptek’s Story Book inColor has done because, instead of aiming at the overcrowded adult market, it has focused on the children’s book market and in doing so, has the entire market to itself.  Read More

Acer joins the e-Reader party with the LumiRead

Sometimes it pays to sit back a while and wait to see what everyone else has to offer before revealing your own hand. But at this late stage, what could any manufacturer possibly bring to the e-Reader table? Well, in addition to offering wireless connectivity, access to a vast library of eBook content, a QWERTY keyboard and a 6 inch e-Ink display, the LumiRead e-Reader from Acer also allows users to scan ISBN codes on actual books to help quickly locate their digital counterparts.  Read More

Viewsonic launches two new e-readers

Viewsonic has thrown two new products into the e-reader ring with the release of the 6-inch VEB620 and VEB625. Both e-readers include 800X600 resolution, E-ink monochrome displays, 1.5 GB of internal memory and a G-Sensor for orientation while the VEB625 gets a touch screen and WiFi connectivity.  Read More

PlasticLogic's Maureen Mellon explains the features of the QUE ProReader

Gizmag met with PlasticLogic, the makers of the QUE ProReader eBook reader/tablet - one of the most versatile and powerful eReaders to hit the market. The Que ProReader measures the size of standard piece of office paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and focuses on the business professional. Though not designed to replace your laptop or smartphone, it is designed to make paper redundant. Already there are more than 1 million pieces of online content that can be downloaded and viewed on the device. Plus you can print from your computer to the QUE Pro to carry your personal documents with you, or use it as a back-up device. Connectivity options abound with built-in WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth.  Read More

Liquavista's electrowetting display in use on an eReader

Dutch electronics company Liquavista has announced that it will be working with Texas Instruments to integrate its unique electrowetting display into TI’s new eBook platform. It’s part of a bigger plan to incorporate the technology into a variety of products. “Liquavista’s aim is to make its electrowetting display technology available as broadly as possible to end-consumers via a wide range of products” says Liquavista CEO Guy Demuynck. So, just what is electrowetting? If Liquavista is to be believed, it’s a technology with all the benefits of LCD, but with up to four times the optical performance.  Read More

The enTourage eDGe eBook dualscreen reader

When is an eBook reader not merely an eBook reader? When it’s an enTourage eDGE reader. Unveiled this week at CES the clamshell designed reader is billed as the world’s first dualbook, with a 9.7” black and white E-ink screen on the one side and 10.1” LCD color touchscreen on the other. Along with 4GB of internal memory and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability, the unit functions as a mini-netbook, notepad and audio/video recorder.  Read More

The Kindle DX's large screen makes it ideal for graphically-intensive documents

There’s been a definite buzz around eBooks and eBook readers in recent times, and despite Asus challenging the price point last year we’re yet to see what we’d guess to be an affordable enough solution to break the mass-market. There are some pretty tidy devices on the shelves though, with Amazon’s Kindle proving popular enough to ‘go global’ last October, a move that has now been repeated with the spacious Kindle DX.  Read More

Download and read eBooks from Amazon's store on your PC

Amazon is perhaps the best placed to really push the eBook reader as a global solution and with recent announcements confirming that local libraries will be offering eBook rentals there seems to be plenty going on in this area to warrant further support. To this end, Amazon has officially released its Kindle software for the PC, allowing users to purchase, download and read hundreds of thousands of books from the official store.  Read More

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