Category archives for: E-readers

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited e-book Subscription Service

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Amazon has launched its subscription e-book service. Named Kindle Unlimited, the service operates as a form of “Netflix for e-books,” providing all-you-can-eat access to over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks via Kindle devices or the Kindle apps on smartphones and tablets for $9.99 per month. Just as leaked, it appears that the […]

Amazon Slips Out New Paperwhite Specs

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Amazon appears to have accidentally listed its next-generation Paperwhite Kindle reader ahead of its formal announcement. A product page, which was spotted by Engadget and subsequently removed, notes that the device integrates a new display with higher contrast and improved reflectivity, along with a new lighting system to enhance readability in low-light environments. The reader […]

Kobo Announces Three New Tablets and One e-Reader

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E-reader vendor Kobo has announced its new lineup of eReading devices, featuring the new Kobo Aura six-inch E Ink eReader, the Google-certified Kobo Arc 10HD and two Kobo Arc 7 tablets. Designed specifically for readers, the new lineup is built on Kobo’s unique user experience “Reading Life” enabling the collection, curation and discovery of content. […]

Get $20 Off the Kindle Paperwhite with Our Coupon Code

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E-reader giant Amazon is holding a special promotion for its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, making versions of the device available for $99 with a special promotional code. The Kindle Paperwhitecan be purchased for $20 off by entering the coupon code “KINDLEPW” during the ordering process. The deal applies to any version of the Kindle Paperwhite, and it […]

Kobo Announces the Limited Edition Aura HD e-ink Reader

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E-book vendor Kobo today announced its limited-edition Kobo Aura HD e-ink e-book reader. The 6.8-inch Pearl touchscreen runs at an e-ink industry-high of 265 DPI. The device’s 1GHz Freescale i.MX507 processor makes the new device the fastest e-reader on the market, according to the company. The Kobo Aura HD has 4GB of storage to store […]

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Will Soon Support In-App Purchases

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Book retailer Barnes & Noble will be allowing Nook HD and Nook HD+ users to make in-app purchases in the future, according to a company announcement. Working with mobile payment provider Fortumo, developers of apps available through the Nook store will have the option of adding the one-click checkout payments system to their products. Developers […]

Kindle Fire Accounts for 37% of U.S. Android Tablet

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Localytics has revealed that Amazon’s Kindle Fire accounts for 37 percent of the U.S. Android tablet market. The U.S. is the dominant market for Android tablet sales with a 59 percent share of global sales. Localytics says Amazon’s share of the U.S. market has grown to the point where tablet app developers should make sure […]

Barnes and Noble Lowers Prices on 8GM, 16GB Nook Tablet

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Barnes and Noble is reducing the prices of some of its e-reader devices again. The price for the Nook Color will drop on November 4 to $139, the 8GB Nook Tablet will be $159, and the 16GB Nook Tablet will fall to $179. The cut arrives nearly in parallel with the shipment of the Nook […]

Barnes & Noble Is Taking the Nook to the UK

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Barnes & Noble is planning to launch its Nook e-reader line and digital bookstore in the United Kingdom later this year. Online sales through a UK-specific website are to be supported by retail sales from mid-October onwards, in time for the Christmas holiday period. It will face stiff competition from the long-established Amazon Kindle line […]

Sony Releases Reader PRS-T2

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Sony has released its newest e-reader a bit earlier than observers had expected, with the Reader PRS-T2 now available for purchase on Sony’s site several weeks before its predicted release. The device, leaked in an advertisement earlier this week, had been expected to go on sale some time next month. Most of the specifications expected […]

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