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  • Nook Tablet Reviewed: Like the Kindle Fire, But...

    The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are comparable in terms of horsepower and size but the real difference is content--there's more of it available on the Kindle, and it's easier to buy and use, except...

  • Kindle Fire Reviewed: Do Not Compare to iPad

    The Kindle Fire is really a distant relation of the handheld portable TV that was popular about 20 years ago--you can consume lots of things fairly effortlessly on the Fire--movies, music, magazines, some kinds of apps, and, more importantly for us, books; but the Fire's real innovation is how easy, and tempting, the device makes buying content--from Amazon.

  • Tale of the Tablets: Comparing New Devices

    Amazon’s Kindle may have launched the e-book boom we’re seeing today, but Barnes & Noble’s NookColor brought on a new generation of 7-in. multimedia tablet devices priced to undercut the 9.7-in. iPad.

  • Digital Devices Riding High

    When the e-reader tablet wars heat up this holiday season, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other companies will be selling their wares to a consumer market that is growing increasingly comfortable with digital reading. According to BISG’s final report in volume two of its “Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading” survey, consumer satisfaction with e-reading devices is generally high, with 75% of device owners pleased with their e-readers.

  • Japanese Company Buys Kobo

    Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, Inc., has reached an agreement with Indigo Books & Music to purchase all outstanding shares of international ebook retailer Kobo Inc., for $315 million.

  • B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199

    As expected, Barnes & Noble will release the Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch multimedia reading and media device, priced at $249, on November 17. In addition, B&N is upgrading the NookColor and the Nook Simple Touch, and lowering their prices to $199 and $99, respectively.

  • B&N Sets November 7 for 'Special Announcement'

    For those in the industry wondering how Barnes & Noble will respond to Amazon's release of a new generation of Kindles, the company has sent out media invitations to a "special announcement," set for November 7 at its Union Square headquarters in New York.

  • Kobo Unveils Kobo Vox, $200 Color Tablet e-Reader

    Responding quickly to Amazon’s Kindle Fire e-reading tablet, e-book retailer Kobo is releasing Kobo Vox, a seven inch, full-color, multimedia digital reading device for $200.

  • iPad Sales Top 40 Million

    Apple has sold over 40 million iPads since the device was first introduced about 18 months ago, and sold 11.1 million devices in its most recent quarter, the company said yesterday. In the comparable quarter in 2010, Apple sold 4.2 million iPads.

  • AmazonLocal Gives Deals to Kindle Users

    Amazon announced that Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers customers will soon start receiving special offers from AmazonLocal on their Kindle screensavers when they aren’t reading.

  • Sony to Release New e-Ink Reader in October

    Sony announced plans to release the Reader Wi-Fi, a wireless enabled 6-inch dedicated touchscreen eReader, in October. The Reader Wi-Fi will be priced at $149 and is designed to allow users to borrow books wirelessly from libraries.

  • Sony Tablets Coming in September

    Sony isn’t giving up. Although sales of its dedicated e-readers have lagged, today the company announced the launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices. The Android-powered Sony Tablet S is expected to be in stores by mid-September with prices starting at $499 and the Sony Tablet P will be out later this year.

  • Nook To Be Carried in P.C. Richard & Son

    Beginning September 4, appliance and electronics retailer P.C. Richard & Son will begin carrying Barnes and Noble's NOOK and related accessories in their 65 stores throughout the northeast.

  • E-readers Add Retailers

    The Barnes & Noble All-New Nook and Nook Color will be carried in Fred Meyer stores beginning July 30, while Toys 'R Us will begin carrying Amazon's Kindle on July 31.

  • OfficeMax to Carry Nook

    The office supply store will begin carrying the all-new Nook and the Nook Color beginning July 30.

  • CourseSmart Launches New E-textbook Reader

    New reader will offer access to more than 20,000 e-textbooks and will utilize HTML5.

  • CleanSlate2011: iPads, Tablets and the App'lification of Consumer Tech

    The ever-growing public interest in, and popularity of, the iPad has spawned a new conference platform, in this case one narrowly focused on the tablet: CleanSlate 2011.

  • Kobo Stands for Reading

    Over the last three months, e-book retailer Kobo has launched a new $140 touchscreen e-reader, seen its user base grow to more than four million and debuted Read On, a reading support campaign that donates funds to community organizations.

  • ABA Exploring App, E-Reader Options

    The ABA, which is selling Google eBooks through its IndieCommerce platform, is pursuing a variety of app and digital device options for its members to sell, but the iRiver digital reader is unlikely to be one of them, the organization’s COO Len Vlahos told PW.

  • Google eBooks to Offer Story HD, Its Own e-Reading Device

    Google eBooks is partnering with Korean electronics manufacturer iriver to release the Story HD, an e-book reading device integrated with the Google eBooks platform. The Story HD is an e-ink device with wi-fi connectivity and beginning July 17 it will be priced at $140 and sold exclusively through Target stores.

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