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Amazon Kindle Fire e-book tablet

Amazon revamps E Ink Kindle line

Updated It's official: the Amazon Kindle Fire will debut at $199 (£130), sport a 7in colour screen and run a customised version of Android with its own UI. It'll be accompanied by a touch-sensitive Kindle, the Touch, and cheaper alternative with no touchscreen. Both have E Ink displays. The Fire - codenamed 'Otter', by the way - …
Tony Smith, 28 Sep 2011
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Waterstone's to take on Kindle and Nook with own reader

Waterstone's is to launch its own ereader in the hopes of competing with Amazon's Kindle next year. The company's managing director, James Daunt, said that he had been inspired by the Nook, US bookseller Barnes & Noble's ereader. A spokesperson for Waterstone's told The Reg he had no comment on the plan, announced by Daunt on …
Sony Reader PRS-T1 e-book reader

Sony schedules UK e-book store opening

Sony is to open its own e-book shop in the UK. The Reader Store will allow owners of Sony's lastest Reader e-book viewer to buy content on the device itself. The new Reader, the PRS-T1, was announced at the IFA consumer electronics show last week, and has Wi-Fi on board - the first time Sony has made an wirelessly connected …
Tony Smith, 5 Sep 2011
Amazon Kindle

Tablet wars set for Apple vs Amazon head-to-head

If Amazon makes enough tablets and prices them right, the company will sell lots of the gadgets, according to Forrester Research's Sarah Rotman Epps. "If [Amazon's tablet] is launched at the right price with enough supply, we see Amazon's tablet easily selling 3m to 5m units in Q4 alone," she said. If… If… Apple sold 7.3m …
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2011
Sony Reader PRS-T1 e-book reader

Sony e-book reader line to get multi-touch screen

Sony's next e-book reader has slipped out, courtesy of a Dutch retailer. subsequently pulled the page, but not before a MobileRead correspondent cut and pasted it into the forum. Sony Reader PRS-T1 e-book reader The Reader PRS-T1 sports a multitouch 6in, 600 x 800 E Ink Pearl display capable of presenting 16 shades …
Hard Reg, 30 Aug 2011

Sony confirms e-reader update imminent

Sony has regularly updated its e-book reader line - aka Reader - in the late summer/early autumn timeframe so it comes as no surprise to learn it'll be doing so again this year. Confirmation of the successor(s) to the 6in PRS-650 and the 5in PRS-350 - respectively dubbed the Touch and Pocket Editions, even though they both …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10

Researcher ups fondleslab forecast

Don't write off the tablet, just because retailers ordered fewer of them in the first three months of 2011 than they did in the final three months of 2010. Rather a lot of pundits seem to be doing so, based on a communication from market watcher IDC headed "Media Tablet Sales Lag Optimistic First Quarter Targets". According …
Tony Smith, 11 Jul 2011
Belkin eBook Light

Belkin eBook Light

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Tony Smith, 3 Jun 2011
Ricoh e-paper

Ricoh reveals paper-bright colour e-paper

Here's a snap of Ricoh's colour e-paper, which, the company claims, is two-and-a-half times brighter than anyone else's colour e-paper. There's not much colour e-paper out there at the moment, you may have noticed, so Ricoh's boast is a mite hollow. Ricoh e-paper It also reckons its offering has "about four" times as wide a …
Tony Smith, 20 May 2011
Amazon Kindle 3

Amazon heralds unstoppable rise of the e-book

E-books are now outselling hardbacks and paperbacks combined, claimed today. It's UK offshoot,, separately said it is now selling more e-books than hardbacks. Since 1 April, has sold 105 e-books for every 100 print books. Free e-books have been excluded from the total, it claimed. In the UK …
Tony Smith, 19 May 2011
E Ink Epson 300dpi screen

E Ink, Epson to build 'retina' display for e-book readers

E Ink and Epson are to jointly develop a electronic paper panel with a "retina display" pixel density... almost. Apple calls the iPhone 4 screen a "retina display" because its 326 pixels per inch (ppi) density is "so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels". Actually, look hard enough and you can …
Tony Smith, 18 May 2011
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Amazon tablet, touchscreen Kindle on course for H2, say moles

Unnamed industry moles say Amazon will have a tablet out in the second half of the year - cheaper Kindles too - and that Asus will release a slate based on Nvidia's upcoming quad-core Tegra chip. Said sources were all cited by Taiwanese news site DigiTimes this week. Assuming Nvidia's four-core 'Kal El' system-on-a-chip - …
Tony Smith, 4 May 2011
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US e-book sales double as dead tree demand dips

The US is experience a boom in demand for e-books. Sales were up almost 116 per cent during January when compared to the same month in 2010, hitting $69.9m. This despite a 1.9 per cent drop in overall book sales, the Association of American Publishers reported yesterday. Sales of hardbacks and paperbacks for grown-ups were …
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2011
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Carphone Warehouse to chuck in free Kindle with phone buys

Carphone Warehouse has begun selling Amazon's Kindle. Ditto CW's joint venture with the Yanks, Best Buy UK. You can buy the popular e-book reader, paying for £111 for the Wi-Fi only model and £152 for the version with bundled 3G connectivity. Amazon Kindle 3 That's what Amazon charges - and other Kindle sellers, such as …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2011
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Tablet hype brings e-book readers a more merry Xmas

E-book readers appear to have sold better during 2010 than some analysts anticipated, if new numbers from market watcher IDC are anything to go by. IDC today said some 12.8m e-book readers shipped during 2010 - more than 6m of then in the Christmas quarter alone. That total is 18.5 per cent up on the 10.8m units IDC forecast …
Tony Smith, 10 Mar 2011
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Kindle update to add 'proper' page numbers

Amazon has posted a preview release of its next Kindle firmware, and it's bringing real page numbers to the platform. An obvious feature of an e-book reader, you might think, but no, Kindle uses "Locations" - large numbers that identify how far into a book you've got and which are supposed to be consistent across Kindles and …
Tony Smith, 8 Feb 2011
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Apple tosses Sony iBooks rival from iTunes

Sony's plans to release a virtual version of its e-book reader on the iPhone and iPad have been dashed by Apple. Sony announced in November 2010 that it was readying a Reader app for iOS devices. Just recently, it finished the software and submitted it to Apple for inclusion in the iTunes App Store. This week, the Japanese …
Tony Smith, 1 Feb 2011
The Register breaking news

Amazon to sell Kindle through Currys, PC World

Dixons' stores are to sell Amazon's popular Kindle e-book reader. Amazon already makes the Kindle - in both its Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-plus-3G versions - available on the high street through John Lewis shops. Like John Lewis, Dixons will only sell Kindles through PC World and Currys bricks'n'mortar outlets, not online. Prices are …
Tony Smith, 1 Feb 2011

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