September 14, 2010

Kindle Firmware Update Released

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Your Kindle can now be untethered from your PC. The latest software, in beta release for now, can be downloaded with the results being that you can wirelessly browse and shop for books, manage them and read without ever involving your computer after the USB download. Catch 3.0.1 at the link below or wait for an OTA delivery in the upcoming weeks.

Via Amazon

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August 9, 2010

Libretto eBook Does Audio/Video

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Companies continue to compete for their share of the Kindle pie. Asbis' Prestigio Libretto has a 6" (800x600) display and can also play both audio and video. The 9mm thin PER3162B has a 2GB memory, 0.8 second boot time and runs on a 1400mAh battery. The eBook comes with a USB cord for charging and data transfe,r and stereo headphones for privacy at an odd price of $248.29.

Via Asbis

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August 2, 2010

Amazon Offers Latest Kindle

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Amazon continues to take advantage of e-book fever with the soon to be released smaller, faster Kindle that features a 6" screen and runs on WiFi. The device can hold up to 3,500 books, has a 50% better contrast and a battery life of up to one month.

Via Kindle

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July 5, 2010

Kindle DX - Next Gen Much Improved

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Amazon is releasing the Kindle DX this week with 50% better contrast and improved 9.7" electronic ink display. The 1/3" thin e-book can be read in sunlight with no glare and can download in less than a minute on 3G wireless. It will hold up to 3,500 books, periodicals or documents and can go for a week on a single charge.

Via Amazon Kindle DX

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June 30, 2010

Nook and Kindle Lower Prices

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Last week, B&N reduced the price of the nook to $149.99 and made it WiFi enabled. The 3G model was reduced to $199.99. Surprise, surprise. Amazon dropped the price on its Kindle from $259.00 to $189.99.

Via Barnes & Noble

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May 31, 2010

Pandigital Affordable Novel eBook

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Want an eReader but can't afford a Kindle? Pandigital's Novel comes with a 7" color touch screen with an 800 x 600 resolution and WiFi. The eBook is integrated with the Barnes & Noble bookstore and carries a price of $199.99.

Via Pandigital

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May 28, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Some Asus PCs to Include Kindle

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Asus has reached an agreement with Amazon to incorporate a Kindle e-book app into some notebooks and netbooks including the
Eee PC 1005PE
and UL30. For those who already have an Asus, a
free app
can be downloaded.

Via Legit Reviews

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May 13, 2010

Belkin Sheds Light on Kindle

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Belkin has a new Kindle light with two brightness settings. The eBook Light has 3 mega-LED lights that are equal to 6 regular LEDs. With a clip for attaching to the Kindle and an adjustable arm, it folds up for storage. The eBook Light has a MSRP of $24.99.

Via Belkin

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May 11, 2010

Pre-order Available for Borders Kobo Reader

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Another eBook is about to be unleashed. Borders has already begun taking pre-orders on the Kobo, due out June 17. The 4.7 x 7.2 x 0.4" reader weighs about half a pound and will come packed with 100 public domain books. Borders plans its own online book store, which will include apps for the iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices. The modest price of $149.99 means that it's more affordable for the little people.

Via Borders

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April 3, 2010

Pros and Cons of the iPad

After seeing the iPad last night on Jimmy Fallon with Engadget's Josh Topolsky, we have come to this conclusion. We love the eReader part of it, hate the price, love the gazillion applications, hate that you can only do one thing at a time, love that you can download stuff from your iPhone, hate that it has no camera, love some of the games, hate that it will not play flash. There you go. Do we still want one? Of course. What do you think? Here's another clip to help you decide.

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