Category archives for: E-readers

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

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

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

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 […]

Next Nook Will Have NFC

In an interview with Fortune, Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch revealed that the company’s Nook e-book reader will get an NFC radio sometime in the future. It would be used to read the codes embedded into physical books that will contain editorial reviews also found on BN.com. Store displays and ads could also contain […]

B&N Launches $199 8GB Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has released a $199 Nook Tablet with 8 GB of storage to better compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble Launches $199 Nook Tablet, Relaxes Storage RestrictionsThe new model has the same dual-core, 1 GHz processor as the 16 GB Nook Tablet, which still sells for $249. However, the 8 GB […]

Kobo Vox Reader Now For Sale at Best Buy in US

Kobo made an important leap forward for itself Wednesday after it landed a deal for the Vox e-reader tablet to reach US Best Buy stores. The Android slate should be in stores now for the same $199 asked elsewhere. All four colors should be available on the Vox, which ships preloaded with both Kobo’s own […]

Toshiba BD50 Color E-Book Reader Heading to Japan

Toshiba has introduced a new seven-inch color e-book reader in Japan, the BD50. A local alternative to the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, the Android 2.3 slate carries a 1024×600 LCD as well as 8GB of internal storage space. A 1GHz Freescale CPU powers the device and is paired with 1GB of RAM. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth […]

Amazon Pushes Out 6.2.1 Kindle Fire Update

Contributors on the XDA-Developers forums are reporting that Amazon’s just-published 6.2.1 software update to the Kindle Fire e-book reader breaks hacks again. The patch remove roots as well as ROMs other than the Amazon-issued code from the devices, though this time around, it’s not yet possible to re-root the device using known exploits as the […]

DODOcase Brings Retro Case Out for the Kindle Fire

DODOcase turned its high-end case-making to Amazon’s Android tablet with the DODOcase for Kindle Fire. Like the iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook cases, the handmade case replicates the feel of a traditionally bound book and can be used both as a luxury case but also as a stealth case for those worried about conspicuous technology. The […]

Kobo Gives Away Free E-Book Per Month to Kobo Touch Buyers

Kobo is trying a unique strategy to lure readers away from Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble​ by promising regular free e-books. Anyone who buys a Kobo Touch and first uses it on or before March 31 gets a free e-book each month. The publishers include Harvard Business Review Press, e-Reads, F+W Media, Gooseberry Patch​, […]

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