Posts tagged as: e-reader

Sony Ending PlayStation Mobile for Android – Plus Exiting the E-Reader Market

Sony today said it won’t support PlayStation Mobile for Android moving forward. PlayStation Mobile gave select Sony Android handsets access to old PSOne titles in addition to those developed specifically for PS Mobile. According to Sony, PlayStation Certified devices running Android 4.4.2 and below will continue to be able to access the service. Devices running […]

Radio Shack Now Stocks the Kindle

Radio Shack has begun selling the Amazon Kindle. Following the lead of other retails including Walmart, Target, Staples, Costco, Microsoft Store, and Best Buy, the company has begun selling the popular e-book reader. Initially sales will only be through its brick and mortar stores. The Wi-Fi only version is making one of its first retail appearances […]

Kobo Updates iOS App with Adds Twitter Features

Kobo today updated it’s self-titled e-reader app for iOS devices to further extend its “social eReading” feature Reading Life, adding the ability for users to post quotes, notes, book covers and other aspects of their social reading to their Twitter feed. Readers can already use the Reading Life service to unlock achievements and discover new […]

Nook Color Updates Adds Android 2.2, Flash Support, App Store

Barnes & Noble as promised has pushed out its Android 2.2 update for the Nook Color. The upgrade transforms the device into more of a full tablet with a native e-mail app and an app store. A mix of 125 free and paid apps curated by the bookstore are available, including the obligatory Angry Birds […]

Amazon to Sell Ad-Supported Kindle for $114

Amazon has done a new biz model in the e-reader market on Monday with an ad-sponsored version of the Kindle. Called just the Kindle with Special Offers, it will have ads both on the bottom of the home page and on its idle screens. The new reader would drop the price by $25 over a […]

Intel Capital Put $20 Million Into Kno

Intel Capital today announced a $20 million investment in Kno Inc., an education software company. The investment is part of a $30 million Series-C round led by Intel Capital, which includes participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Advance Publications, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE and SV Angels. Kno will use the funding to develop its innovative educational software […]

Kindle Now for Sale at AT&T Stores

Amazon this morning announce that the third-generation Kindle will now be sold in AT&T’s retail shops. The Kindle is the carrier’s first dedicated e-reader of any kind and already uses AT&T’s network and roaming for Kindle book downloads. AT&T is offering the Kindle at its unsubsidized $189 price and will have it in its stores […]

iBooks Updated to 1.2.1

Apple has posted a minor update of iBooks, its e-reader app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The title is now at v1.2.1, Apple is not very clear on what has changed. Release notes provided on iTunes are identical to those of iBooks 1.2, which launched in December. iBooks 1.2.1 is a 14.9MB download […]

Kindle App Coming to Windows Phone 7

Amazon today announced that Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be the first major eBook application available for Windows Phone 7. Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be released later this year.  Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will let customers Buy Once.  The Windows 7 Phone version will have all the […]

Nook Update 1.5 Coming in November

Barnes & Noble today promised a major Nook update that would give the e-reader an update just before it goes into the holidays. The 1.5 patch should “dramatically increase” the page turn speed. Sync has also been  improved and should fully remember book positions across the Android, computer and iPad/iPhone apps as long as they […]

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