ereader

  • E Ink Reports 46% Sales Drop, Expects E-Reader Shipments To Be Flat This Year

    E Ink Reports 46% Sales Drop, Expects E-Reader Shipments To Be Flat This Year

    E-readers, such as the Kindle and the Sony Reader, were a novelty five years ago. But they are already on their way out. Display manufacturer E Ink Holdings reported its quarterly earnings and sales are down 46 percent year over year with a net loss of $33.6 million. It isn’t the first net loss, but it is the biggest one in four years. More importantly, the company announced on its… Read More

  • Nook Should Start Looking For Buyers

    Nook Should Start Looking For Buyers

    I was speaking with a friend in the CE industry a few months ago about Nook and he mentioned an interesting bit of apocrypha. Back when the e-reader race was still an actual competition, Wal-Mart was exploring entering the space with a device of their own. Everyone they talked to in the industry recommended they just buy Nook. However, at the time, the company wasn’t for sale. Read More

  • Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon

    Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon

    Amazon today announced a number of new features for its Kindle for iOS app that aim to make it easier to use for blind and visually impaired users. Today’s update, Amazon says, will make it easier for these users to use features like “X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting and bookmarking.” Amazon says these new features are available on iOS today, but it plans to make… Read More

  • The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

    The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

    The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version and we took a look. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is a Retina-quality tablet with a very simple mission – it wants to replace the iPad in the entry-level tablet market. It runs an acceptably fast 1.5… Read More

  • Backed By Reed Hastings & More, Gobstopper Launches Its E-Reading Platform For Schools To Help Rethink Humanities Education

    Backed By Reed Hastings & More, Gobstopper Launches Its E-Reading Platform For Schools To Help Rethink Humanities Education

    As the founder of two KIPP public charter prep schools, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at NewSchools Ventures and a former English teacher, Jason Singer is familiar with the starring role that technology is increasingly playing in the classroom. However, while the push to improve STEM education is alive and well, there’s a tendency to forget about the other side. When it comes to basic… Read More

  • (Fly or Die) Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

    Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

    It’s a bit hard to officially review the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight as it’s almost exactly the same as the previous version but with one important improvement: it glows. Arguably, the Nook and the Kindle are equal contenders in the race to the e-reader throne and although I do prefer the Kindle Fire over the Nook Tablet, I feel the Nook Simple Touch is still an excellent… Read More

  • Kobo Pulse Aims To Offer New Twist On Social Reading

    Kobo Pulse Aims To Offer New Twist On Social Reading

    Kobo has been cultivating their Reading Life initiative for a while now, and with the announcement of their new Pulse feature, they’re digging even deeper into the social space than before. Slated to launch in their Kobo iOS apps first, Pulse is a new way for readers to connect with others while digitally thumbing through their collections. Read More

  • Entourage Edge Dual-screen eBook Reader Is Dead And Gone

    We had high hopes for the Edge dual-screen ebook reader last year but it looks like said ereader is now dead. We were actually quite excited. After all, our own Scott Merrill wrote: The enTourage eDGe is a functional, easy-to-use device that currently defies formal classification. It’s primarily going to be useful to academics and people who spend a lot of time in books, but need… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 7" Android eBook Reader Tablet

    CrunchDeals, get your Crunchdeals. Read all about it, on your new eReader/tablet. DinoDirect.com is offering up a 7-inch eBook Reader with Google Android for only $99.99 with free shipping. That’s about $100 off the lowest price we could find. Read More

  • The Race To the Bottom, Part II: Ereaders

    We’ve been saying this for months: ereaders are a commodity and they’re going to get worse. Now Farhad at Slate thinks we’ll be seeing Kindles for $99 sooner than later and I’d wager you’ll see a $30 reader around the holidays. Read More

  • Fairmont Hotels Now Offering Kobo E-Readers To Guests


    Fairmont Hotels are now offering a bit more reading than just a Gideon bible. Members of the Fairmont President’s Club at ten locations can now use a Kobo e-reader during their stay. These devices are preloaded with a selection of new and bestselling Random House titles along with having full access to the Kobo ebook store where they can purchase any other book. This sort of… Read More

  • Finding Nemoptic's place in the e-reader sea

    Right now, there is an e-paper display battle. The Kindle currently offers a display from E-Ink, a market leader known for using electrophoretic e-paper. The iPad uses an LED-backlight display soon to be OLED. There is also the new Pixel Qi’s with its amazing transflective LCD that may kill the E-Ink display used in the Kindle. Now next and new to the scene is a display from a company… Read More

  • The Skiff, she is dead

    Not to say I told you so, but I told you so. The Skiff newsreader that made waves at last CES is dead, abandoned by News Corp. who bought the e-reader software but not the device from Hearst. The software will probably be used in News Corp’s “Next Issue Media” endeavor that was supposed to be Hulu for magazines. In the end, the Skiff was too strange to survive. Outsized, ugly… Read More

  • Alex eReader shipping tomorrow

    We told you all the rumors, we told you it was available for pre-order, and now we’re here to tell you, it’s finally shipping! The Spring Design Alex eReader is shipping their pre-orders (at least the US ones) tomorrow. The Alex is that dual screen, Android based reader that many consider to be a very feasible alternative to the iPad. Read More

  • Quick Look: Aluratek eBook Reader Pro

    It’s no Kindle, but at $149 the Aluratek eBook Reader Pro is a pretty interesting device. It comes with a 2GB card and includes 100 public domain books including Wuthering Heights and The Bible. It works with PDFs, ePubs, and Mobi files along with standard text files. The whole thing works quite well and it’s a nice, small size, especially for an inexpensive e-reader. Read More

  • Hands on with the Alex ereader

    The Alex ereader is out and I got to look at it today for a few minutes. The top part is a real epaper screen and the bottom part is essentially a small Android MID. The device has Wi-Fi and is available now for $399, shipping in May. The company had a few interesting points about their sales strategy. Their goal isn’t to sell and ship devices, although their ereader will play epub… Read More

  • Acer has an e-reader, app store, and Chrome OS netbook prepped for '10, working on a tablet

    Acer has big plans for 2010. Sometime within the coming months the world’s second largest computer maker will launch a 6-inch monochrome ebook reader, cross-platform application store and a Chrome OS netbook — along with probably a crapton and a half of computers under its Acer, Gateway, and EMachines brands. And yes, the company is working on a tablet computer says the president… Read More

  • More pics of the Asus e-reader

    While this will probably look primitive as heck in a few days, it’s fun to see Asus giving it their all in the ebook market. After all, we all need a 9-inch e-reader with a touchscreen in the end. Read More

  • The Bigfoot of Ereaders surfaces

    An anonymous tipster send us in this image of an e-reader running Android OS and explained that it came from a company that has never been in the tablet/e-reader business. Interesting… I suspect this is some sort of music device for composers/performers because of all the musical notes on the top of the screen and some things we saw in the background of the image. Any guesses as to what… Read More