e-book readers

  • Asus Eee-book reader to sport dual color touchscreens, webcam?

    It was just a week or two ago that Asus said they were getting into the e-book reader market, and now they’ve gone and given away some details that sound too good to be true. Dual color touchscreens? Sounds like the OLPC 2, except the Eee Reader may actually make it to market. Read More

  • iRiver shows off its US e-book reader

    We knew iRiver was prepping an e-book reader for the Japan market, but this is the first I’ve heard about an international one. The rather blank user interface of the Japanese Libre has been replaced with a QWERTY keyboard on this, the Story. It looks like a nice little piece of kit, but it doesn’t really set itself apart too much, though it does have a microphone — a… Read More

  • Dear Amazon, here’s how to sell even more Kindles

    Love it or hate it, Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book reader is selling well — in fact, even at $359 there currently aren’t any in stock. So Amazon certainly doesn’t need any advice from me about how to sell more Kindles, but I have some ideas about how the company could make the device more attractive to casual readers like me. The basic idea would be to make the Kindle… Read More

  • ECTACO jetBook e-Book reader: BEHOLD THE FUTURE!

    Here it is, you guys; the book of the future. It’s the $350 ECTACO jetBook — the “ultimate pocket library.” It’s got a 5-inch screen yet “fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.” My what an enormous palm you have, sir. It’s got a cool translation feature wherein you can translate snippets of text between English and Russian and Polish. You can… Read More