• Ask CG: Am I Ready For An E-Reader?

    Today we received this charming note from a nice lady out Lincolnshire way and we wanted to address her concerns in a concise and educated manner. She writes: Good Morning - Have just found your helpful article about “10 reasons to buy a Kindle 2… and 10 reasons not to”. I was thinking about buying a Sony Reader but heard Kindle is better liked by those who have purchased one… Read More

  • Worldreader to digitize thousands of African titles and ship out ereaders

    Worldreader.org is a huge non-profit initiative, based out of Barcelona, Spain and founded by David Risher, former renown Amazon executive and Colin McElwee. It aims to use technology in order to bring “Books to All” in developing countries. Today Worldreader.org announced another cool initiative. With the help of publishers like Ghana-based EPP, Sam Woode, and Woeli and other… Read More

  • Kobo Releases Free Kobo Desktop Application

    The e-book world is slowly evolving into a number of fairly similar, homogenized ecosystems. No one wants to be shackled to using a single device to read their e-books: the Kindle is both a device and an app on your smartphone; Apple’s iBook’s is an app on your iPad and your iPhone. And today Kobo is following the trend with the announcement of the Kobo Desktop Application. Like… Read More

  • The Literati Color E-Reader

    The Literati, shown here, is an e-reader with a full color display. MechSource, the creators of this e-reader, are hoping to get a jump on the color e-reader market with this device. It does not have a touchscreen, it does not allow you to browse the web, and it does not run any applications. It’s simply a $159 color e-reader. It uses the Kobo platform, and will come bundled with 25… Read More

  • It begins: Audiovox kills the RCA Lexi

    In what will definitely not be the last e-reader to bite the dust, Audiovox has pulled the RCA Lexi from sale in the US, citing concerns over price drops in the Nook and Kindle. They wrote to one interested customer: Per your inquiry regarding our RCA eReader, as a result of the recent price drops in the market (Kindle/Nook/Sony) our primary focus has shifted to international opportunities. Read More

  • Sharp planning to launch e-reader

    Another day, another e-reader. Sharp, manufacturer of all things high tech (although I honestly haven’t seen them on the American market much recently) is planning to launch and e-book reader that may run on the Verizon network. The reader will use Sharp’s own XMDF (ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format) for e-book files. The company offers 29,000 titles in XMDF for Japanese… Read More

  • Android based Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet coming in August

    Prepare yourself people, the tablet/e-reader wars are about to heat up. Virginia based Velocity Micro announced their new “Cruz” line today, consisting of the 7″ color Cruz Reader, the 16:9 Cruz Tablet, and the kid-friendly Cruz StoryPad. The most interesting part? The entire Cruz product line runs the Android OS. Read More

  • EliteGroup E ink e-reader, now with WiMax!

    This video shows off EliteGroup’s new e-reader with large E ink display, a Marvell CPU, and 3G, Wi-Fi, and WiMax. It looks like a freaking monster – probably a full 8 1/2 x 11 screen. Read More

  • Kindle DX failing out of Darden Business School

    According to Ars Technica, Darden Business School students are unhappy with the Amazon Kindle DX in terms of academic usefulness. That’s not to say that they’re down on the DX in general: there’s pretty high support amongst Darden students for the DX as a personal e-reader. It’s just not quite the classroom supplement that Darden administration had hoped it would be. Read More

  • Fujitsu to unveil improved color e-paper screen

    Fujitsu Laboratories announced today that they will be unveiling a new version of their color electronic paper display at the company’s Fujitsu Forum exhibition in Tokyo next week. The new screen is a supposed to be a third brighter and has a contrast ratio of 7:1, three times that of the previous model. These improvements are mostly due to the use of a new liquid crystal material… Read More