Posts tagged as: E-Readers

Amazon May Make Color e-Paper Kindle and Larger Version of the Fire

A pair of leaks Sunday night have pointed to Amazon both growing its tablet line and dipping into color e-paper for the firs time. E Ink is supposedly getting orders for a six-inch, color e-paper display, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News said. The production would start very quickly, in March, with production scaling up to as […]

iPad and E-Reader Users Loving Digital Magazine

A study commissioned by the Association of Magazine Media has shown 46 percent of users reading magazines with iPads and e-readers are reading more magazines now than before. An additional 63 percent say they want more digital content to read. Two-thirds of respondents also believe that they will spending more time reading magazines on their […]

Barnes and Noble ITC Letter Says MS Wants Control of Nook Features

Barnes & Noble‚Äč’s complaints about Microsoft have accused the Windows developer of not just trying to be anti-competitive by discouraging Android but also trying to dictate what features Nook devices could use. Microsoft allegedly had “veto power” through prices as well as the terms of the license. It wanted control over what hardware and software […]

Tablet Shipments Set to Outpace E-Reader Shipments by 2012

The growing success of tablets is leaving many to question the viability of the e-reader market’s sustainability. E-readers still offer the truest reading experience and appeal most to avid readers, but a broader market of consumers are demanding multimedia functionality, like web browsing, video and gaming, in their next mobile device. Tablets, like the Apple […]

New Version of the Color Nook Will Only Sport 1GB of Storage

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color e-reader will now ship with just 1GB of its 5GB capacity available for side-loading content such as music and movie. Before this, users had all 5GB available for this purpose. B&N simply said the change was made to “ensure ample space for a customer’s Nook Library and Nook Apps” is […]

Liberty Media Puts In One Billion Bid to Buy Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble finished Thursday with surprise word that it had received a buyout proposal from Liberty Media for about $17 per share, or almost $1 billion. The deal would require that Barnes & Noble chair Leonard Riggio stay in his executive position and keep his controlling stake. Officials stressed the notice wasn’t an approval […]

Giving the Gift of Kindle Books

Amazon has announced that just in time for the holiday season, customers can give Kindle Books as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address–no Kindle required. Kindle Books can be read on Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. For more information or to […]

E-books Could be $1 billion Business this Year

E-books are nearly a $1 billion business and should triple in size, Forrester said in a new forecast. The business should reach $966 million in e-books sold in 2010 alone and should triple to $3 billion in 2015. Book reading should be “forever altered” by that point, even if color e-paper and advancements to the […]

Kindle Books Outselling All Paper Books Combined at Amazon

Amazon announced two hugh milestones in the history of the Kindle. Amazon said its e-book sales in the past month were larger than for all paper books combined, climbing as high as two to one. AS has been the case in the past, They would not give numbers, but the growth was rapid as Kindle […]

Barnes & Noble Nook Coming to Walmart

Barnes & Noble today announced a plan to sell the Nook at Walmart. Both the Nook 3G and the Nook Wi-Fi will make their ways into 2,500 stores on October 24 and later for the same prices they have today. The e-readers will get a small but special section for live demos. The Nook has […]

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