Category: Kobo eReader

Galaxy Tab from Samsung Joins Growing iPad Crowd

CNN Tech posted about the IFA electronics show debut of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. The machine runs on Android and looks poised to give the Apple iPad a run for the money. W.P. Wong of Samsung Mobile, unsurprising said there was no area that the Galaxy Tab was weaker than the market leader iPad. Get the …

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Kindle 3 is not just a bowl of Cherries…

A special thanks to Jorgen for this link to a post at FutureBook.com where writer Sam Missingham gives us a smart look at the Kindle 3 with the usual hardware asides but with a shift in focus to the Kindle’s more interactive and less virtual qualities. …and always it comes down to price, yah?

Borders Drops Price of Kobo eReader!

PCMag says Borders is dropping the price of its Kobo eReader from $150 to $129 in response to the ongoing price war in the eBook Revolution. They’ve also re-priced the smaller $119 Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro to $99. Borders said the changes make having a second eReader in the home an affordable option.  Then …

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Kobo eReader App now Supports ePub and PDF

I’m still waiting for sexier news than this  (like a  $119 Kobo eReader to replace its price-war starting $150 eReader…) but I’ll take what I can get. Kobo eReader application for iPhone and iPad is now supporting ePub and PDF files. This gives the App abilities comparable to everybody’s chief rival the Amazon Kindle. Read …

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New Kindles Selling like Reasonably Priced Hotcakes!

Ok. I know I used to have an axe to grind with Kindle, but that was because it debuted with a $379 price tag.  That was just a wicked cash grab that did more to hurt the eBook Revolution than help it. Now that Amazon has released its third Kindle version I’m happy to promote the …

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Velocity Micro Launches Android eReaders

A story over at Liliputing has Velocity Micro announcing plans to ship two Android tablets within the next couple months. Velocity Micro’s $200 Cruz Reader boasts a touch-screen display on a platform designed for easy eBook reading. Its Android OS gives the option of running apps, video and web surfing–among other actions. The $300 Cruz …

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Skytex Gets into the eBook Revolution

An i-Newswire release announces netbook, tablet computer and media device developer, Skytex throwing its hat into the full-color multi-function ring dominated by iPad with its Primer 7-inch color eBook reader and portable media player that they’re selling for $99. I know, it’s hard to imagine them offering a direct competitor to iPad when they’re only …

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eBook Revolution Shifting into High Gear

PCWorld has a must-read story updating the explosive trends in the expanding eBook Revolution. While I think they fail to acknowledge the important role that Amazon’s E Ink competitors played in Kindle’s drastic price cut, the article is chock full of tech savvy observations. Like: According to the article 40% of people polled say they read …

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Industry Leaders Kindle and Nook Battle it Out!

It’s not surprising that mammoth online bookseller Amazon and offline (bricks and mortar) book giant Barnes and Noble would battle for top spot in the eBook Revolution. MarketWatch reports here that Amazon’s new generation (WiFi $139 or 3G $189) sleeker Kindle is outselling all its previous versions. And FastCompany reports on Barnes and Noble’s foray into …

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Is an App by any other name still a book?

Many thanks to Jorgen for dropping off this link to a thought-provoking story over at futureofthebook.org entitled: “the future of the app.” It’s easy at first pass to see this discussion as mere semantics until you really open yourself to the developments that are piling up around and in front of us. We’re entering strange territory …

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