I have egg on my face, hands, and in my hair. Last year I called a premature end to the ereader race, stating that the Kindle was first to market and therefore in first place. I’m pleased to report that I was wrong.
The new Nook is without question the best standalone Wi-Fi ereader on the market. Note that I added a few weasel words there, and if you’re looking for 3G then the Kindle 3G is still… → Read More
Calling all first adopters and/or risk takers. Woot has a fun deal for you crazy folk this morning. For only $50 you can score a color ereader with WiFi! That’s less than John Biggs spends filling up his lovely purple Honda Fit. So what are the downsides? Well, honestly, if you’re asking that question than please don’t buy this. I’m 100% serious. If you don’t know… → Read More
Samsung predicable announced an ebook reader at CES 2010 just like nearly every other company there. The E60, originally called the E6, is a cute little device, with a slider design and a touchscreen — both first in the US market. The reader was supposed to hit the states this Spring with B&N content, but it’s still not here the heat index clearly states it’s summertime.
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L.E.K.’s Media Consumption Survey polled over 2,000 consumers, asking them about their general media “diet,” from ereaders to online video. The results? Ereaders are big, older folks are into the Internet, and online radio is finally reaching the mainstream. Most of this isn’t huge news but the statistics are pretty striking. For example: 32% of users listen to an average… → Read More
Sony — you know, the folks that brought us such wonderfully proprietary technologies as the MiniDisc and the MemoryStick — have an e-book reader. You might have heard of it, it’s called the Reader. In a pretty bold move, Sony announced that by the end of the year they’ll only sell e-books in the ePub format. Further, Sony is abandoning their own digital restrictions management software — that… → Read More
The Catalyst Group, who ran a fairly unscientific study of Google v. Bing preferences, have run another fairly unscientific study of Kindle v. Sony Reader user preferences. The results? The Kindle won on all fronts, beating Sony’s aged ereader handily.
The Group asked 12 interviewees, six men and six women, what they thought of both devices. They were asked about physical controls, the general… → Read More