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  • Google Nexus 7: Kills the Kindle Fire, Complements the iPad

    You have an iPad. You have a smartphone. Do you really need a tablet that does a bunch of the same stuff they do but is not quite one and not quite the other? Yes, you do.

  • B&N Launches Cloud Service, Nook for Web

    Barnes & Noble has entered the cloud-based reading business with the launch of Nook for Web. The new platform works with all PC and Mac browsers and B&N said it will add support for tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in the fall.

  • Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet to Go on Sale in July for $199

    Google announced plans to release the Nexus 7, a 7-inch multimedia tablet running Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android OS for tablets, beginning in July.

  • iPad Sales Hit 67 Million

    In another blowout quarter, Apple reported that it sold 11.8 million iPads in the quarter ended March 31. The company has sold 67 million iPads since the device was released in April 2010.

  • iVerse to Launch Digital Comics Library Service

    The digital comics distributor iVerse is breaking new ground with a service that will allow libraries to offer digital comics to their patrons to read on just about every digital device.

  • B&N Introduces the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

    Looking to give a spark to its e-ink devices, Barnes & Noble has developed Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. With a light embedded in the device, GlowLight makes it easy to read in the dark, including in bed.

  • Amazon Releases Kindle Fire Software Update is rolling out Kindle Fire 6.3, a free wireless software update for Kindle Fire operating system, in the next few days.

  • Tracking Amazon: Kindle for iPad Update

    Amazon has introduced a new version of Kindle for the iPad, optimized for the new high resolution display.

  • The Kindle Multiplier

    Amazon has made no secret of the fact that a major reason for selling its family of Kindle devices for as low a price as possible is that once consumers have a device they will buy more products from the giant e-tailer. A new study of past month book buyers just completed by the Codex Group shows just how much Amazon gains when customers start using Kindle devices.

  • ABPA To Hold Business of E-readers Discussion

    The topic is "The Business of E-readers" and features Lisa Faith Phillips, director of digital strategy and development at Hachette Book Group.

  • Estimate Puts Fire Sales at 6 Million

    With Amazon set to release its fourth quarter—and year end—results Tuesday afternoon Stifel Nicolas analyst Jordan Rohan estimates that the company sold 6 million Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter.

  • Apple Sold 15.4 Million iPads in Quarter

    In a record-shattering quarter ended December 31, Apple said that it sold 15.4 million iPads, double that of the previous quarter. The Apple announcement supports the recent survey conducted by Pew that showed a big leap in the number of Americans that bought on iPad over the holidays.

  • Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software and iOS Apps

    Amazon pushed out an over-the-air software update for its Kindle Fire tablet on Tuesday night to address early complaints from reviewers and buyers.

  • Barnes & Noble Rolls Out NookColor Software Upgrade

    Barnes & Noble is rolling out a software update for its NookColor tablet device that will enhance its functionality and give the device access to a wider variety of content from streaming video, music and apps to graphic novels and interactive books.

  • Kobo Vox Goes On Sale in New Zealand

    E-book retailer Kobo announced the launch of its new Kobo Vox tablet ereader in New Zealand at 60 Whitcoulls store locations and online.

  • Amazon Launches Italian & Spanish Kindle

    Amazon has launched Kindle stores in Italy and Spain, and has also released Italian-language and Spanish-language Kindles.

  • Amazon's Kindles See Banner Black Friday

    Customers purchased four times as many Kindle devices on Black Friday this year versus last year, making it the most successful Black Friday for the devices.

  • 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.

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