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COOL-ER eReader gets second wind with Elonex partnership, promises color E-Ink next year

COOL-ER eReader gets second wind with Elonex partnership, promises color E-Ink next year

Amidst all the pricing shakeup that happened in July, it had looked like Interead, makers of the COOL-ER line of eReaders, would be one of the casualties. They announced that they would be liquidating their assets in an attempt to repay debt. Many, us included, took this as a sign that another eReader manufacturer had [...]

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New Sony Readers are here, geared, get used to it

New Sony Readers are here, geared, get used to it

There are typically two lines of thought when it comes to selling your product to the masses. The first is to make it more affordable than your competitors while offering similar services. The second is to make it a better product than you competitors. It’s obvious which way of thinking Sony was going for in [...]

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Sony Reader refresh rumored to be on the way

Sony Reader refresh rumored to be on the way

Sony, who has lately been bringing up the rear in the great eReader race, is rumored to be working on a refresh of their Sony Reader lineup. According to a source, Sony Insider is saying that the PRS-350 and PRS-650 models will be coming to the market soon. These models will replace their -50 counterparts [...]

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New Kindle is smaller, cheaper, faster, offers better contrast

New Kindle is smaller, cheaper, faster, offers better contrast

As many people predicted due to the Kindle 2 selling out of stock yesterday, Amazon has released information on the next version of the Kindle eReader. In addition to the new version of the Kindle being 15% lighter, 21% smaller, page turns 20% faster and featuring the same 6-inch screen but with 50% better contrast [...]

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Sharp is developing a multimedia eBook format

Sharp is developing a multimedia eBook format

Like Godzilla, eBook format XMDF is huge in Japan. The format has been around since 2001 and has gained popularity for displaying novels and manga. Now Sharp has announced that the next-generation of XMDF (standing for “ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format”), which they are cleverly calling “next-generation XMDF,” will be launched within the year. Next-generation XMDF [...]

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Gemei GM2000 eReader gives you color LCD or E-Ink on the cheap

Gemei GM2000 eReader gives you color LCD or E-Ink on the cheap

Don’t expect the Asian eReader market to take a breather despite the recent American market price shakeup (which is far from over). Although most of these eReaders have been in planning for months (or, as is the habit from some Shenzhen companies, weeks), there won’t be much, if any, ebb in the tide in the [...]

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The eReader pricing shakeup spells doom for everyone but the big three

The eReader pricing shakeup spells doom for everyone but the big three

Barnes & Noble struck first with a brilliantly thrown sucker punch followed up by a groin shot to hit Amazon where it hurt — right in the bottom line. Less than three weeks ago the eReader market was a familiar place with established price points. We were eeking down to the $99 eReader with the [...]

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Review of the Viewsonic VEB620 eReader

Review of the Viewsonic VEB620 eReader

Originally announced on April 9th, Viewsonic’s two new eReaders (the VEB620 and VEB625) have the European market in mind. While the WiFi and touchscreen version, the VEB625, isn’t set to launch until July, the Register was able to put the lesser model, the VEB620, through its paces. The Viewsonic VEB620 eReader’s specs include a 6-inch [...]

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That was fast. Amazon drops their Kindle 2 to $189. Gives raspberry to Nook

That was fast. Amazon drops their Kindle 2 to $189. Gives raspberry to Nook

Only twelve hours after Barnes & Noble announced that their Nook eReader would drop to the sub-$200 category Amazon has now started selling the Kindle for $189 — $10 less than their major competitor. This represents a major blitzkrieg in the eReader field, as this time yesterday (and don’t think that delaying these cuts until [...]

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The 3G-less Nook eReader to sell for $149?

The 3G-less Nook eReader to sell for $149?

It looks like Engadget has broken the new price and sell date on the previously mentioned WiFi-only Nook (or Nook Lite as we referred to it before). Showing a screenshot from the Barnes & Noble internal system sent to them from an anonymous tipster, it appears the Nook WiFi will sell for $149 and be [...]

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