e-readers

Barnes & Noble Moves Away From Bookstores For UK Nook Launch: John Lewis Dept Store Named First Partner

More developments on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bn.com">Barnes & Noble's</a> plans to launch its Nook devices in the UK, the first market outside of the U.S. to see the e-readers and tabl

Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen

Living in Seattle, you tend to find yourself in the company of tech people all the time. With Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Google, and a dozen other major companies established in the area, it's never a

Paper Or Plastic?

I have a confession to make: despite having reviewed a few e-readers, and having written dozens of articles about them, I've never really used one. I mean, I've used them enough to know a good one fro

Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books

Random House, the world's largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, <a href="http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/ebooks/librarians-feel-sticker-shock-as-price-for-random-house-ebooks-

Hack Makes Nook Touch E-Ink Display Almost As Responsive As LCD

As you probably know, bistable or passive displays like the E-Ink ones in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/e-readers/">e-readers</a> focus on battery life and readability rather than color and

Kindle Sales Growing Faster Than The Nook’s

Barnes & Noble may be challenging Amazon's dominance of the e-book world, but the Kindle sales are still growing faster than the Nook's — at least if you connect the dots between some of the num

Thanks To Santa, Tablets And E-Readers Are (Almost) Everywhere

Ownership of tablets and e-book readers saw a big spike over the holidays — in fact, it nearly doubled in the United States, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and Amer

Kindle DX Gets Temporary Price Cut – But How Long Can This Jumbo E-Reader Last?

Amazon's extra-large Kindle DX is available this weekend (which is to say for the next few hours) <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-DX-Wireless-Reader-3G-Global/dp/B002GYWHSQ/">for the low, low pr

Kobo Touch With Offers Drops E-Reader’s Price To $99, Nook Going For $79 On Black Friday

If you were thinking of laying out the cash for one of the new touch-based e-readers, now would be a good time. Kobo is dropping the price of its Touch e-reader device, <a href="https://beta.techcrunc

Will The Next Wave Of E-Paper Devices Have Glowing Screens?

Depending on who you talk to, the fact that you need a light to read e-paper-based <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/e-readers/">e-readers</a> like the Kindle is either a strength or a weakness

Amazon Throws A Minor Curveball With HTML5-Powered Kindle Format 8

Amazon has <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000729511">announced an update to the Kindle file format</a> integrating many HTML5 tags and CSS attributes. Many expected a concession

Kobo Pits Its Vox Against The Fire And Nook As First “Social” E-Reader

The increasing socialification (as opposed to socialization) of our everyday activities is food for thought. What is it that makes people want to share everything about every activity? Reading especia

Cybook Odyssey E-Reader Shows Arrives With Touchscreen, Web Navigation

This probably won't affect the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/e-readers/">e-reader</a> wars over here in the states much, but I can't say no to a handsome device like this. And when they put

Amazon Fires $199, 7-Inch Tablet At Apple

Amazon's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/02/amazon-kindle-tablet/">not-so-secret</a> project is finally unveiled and is the company's first real tablet contender. The Kindle Fire is Amaz

Amazon’s Small Gamble

The news that Amazon's tablet was real was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/02/amazon-kindle-tablet/">a great scoop</a>, but not quite a shock to the industry. Bezos <a href="https://beta.

Microsoft Reader E-Book System Comes To Its Conclusion

Microsoft is officially putting their MS Reader system to bed. First made available in 2000, before e-ink readers were more than a twinkle in some materials researcher's eye, the application was inten

Pew: Adoption Of E-Readers Doubles In 6 Months, Bigger Than Tablets

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/e-reader-pew.jpg"> A new <a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets/Report.aspx">Pew research survey</a> of U.

Weekend Giveaway: A Kobo eReader Touch (And Some Gift Cards)

Update: It’s over! Congrats to all the winners – emails have been sent. Thanks for entering, everyone, your bookcases are all very interesting. If you’re curious about the new genera

Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition

Short version: Superficially similar to the new Nook, but the Kobo is perhaps even simpler, and the form factor is slightly more book-like. If you don’t need 3G or the other perks of the Kindle

New Nook Gets Early Availability

We just posted our hands-on with the new touchscreen Nook e-reader, and we’ll have a full review in a couple days — but if you can’t wait (or don’t care what we think), B&N
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