• Plastic Logic's eReader re-emerges at D with an interface and 3G

    It’s been more than six months since we’ve seen hide or hair of the highly-anticipated Plastic Logic eReader, but the D conference has got it up and running, and even touchable. It’s as thin as we remember it, and the touchscreen appears to be fully functional. I was afraid from watching earlier demos that it might be limited to certain areas on the screen, but in fact… Read More

  • Google opens up Google Books to Sony's eReader

    Sony and Google’s tag-team tactics might not hurt Amazon and its Kindle reader, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. For who, exactly, we’re not so sure. Sony announced a bit ago that Google has opened up more than half-a-million of its books to Sony’s eReader. The catch? All of Google’s archived books are about as old as your granddad, if your granddad… Read More

  • More info on Plastic Logic's eReader

    I was just talking in the podcast about how much I’d prefer Plastic Logic’s slick eReader as an alternative to the Kindle. Well, my post last month had little more than some announcement info and a cool video, so I thought maybe you guys would like to know more. It’s about half an inch thick, 8.5″x11″, and it supports all kinds of text and office files, as well… Read More

  • HP eBook Reader: Watch Out, Sony, HP is After Your Five Customers! This is essentially a prototype HP eReader introduced last week in Shanghai but clearly someone else besides big S is thinking about electronic ink. This one has a little slider thing at the bottom that you use to turn pages. Whoop-de-doo. via Read More

  • Sony eReader In the Wild

    Phil Torrone from Make got his hands on a Sony eReader, then proceeded to take some pictures of it instead of using it to read. In any case, it actually looks pretty decent, and dare we say it, usable! So far, from what we can see, the lettering is nice and big, and very bright even in the sun. It plays MP3 and AAC files, and takes SD cards for expanded memory. PT will have a full review of… Read More