Amazon’s Thinner, Lighter Kindle Oasis is Here

This April, Amazon announced the arrival of their newest e-reader, the Kindle Oasis. Said to be designed for comfort and extended reading, the Kindle Oasis is 30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than previous versions and includes a physical design that is made to shift the center of gravity to the reader’s palm, […]

Check Out Amazon’s Firebundle For Avid Readers

Amazon’s Firebundle For Avid Readers, Reader’s Edition of the Fire HD 8, now available.

Google’s Canadian eBookstore arrives with similar pricing to its competitors

Google’s eBookstore launched in Canada Tuesday. The online store, which will compete with the likes of Amazon, Kobo and Apple, is offering thousands of paid titles and nearly 2 million public domain books free of charge.

The eBookstore first opened its virtual doors in December 2010 in the United States.

Amazon Fire Tablet announced

The Kindle Fire will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, dual core processor and sell for $199, considerably less than recently announced Android tablets from Acer, Asus, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

Amazon Tablet expected to arrive this week

For the last few months, perhaps one of the tech industries worst kept secrets was that Amazon was developing a tablet. This Wednesday at a press conference in New York City, Amazon is expected to unveil that new tablet.

Sony says new eReader will be world’s lightest

Sony Canada today announced the Reader Wi-Fi which the company claims will be the world’s lightest eReader and one of the longest lasting thanks to an estimated battery life of over three weeks. With Wi-Fi turned off, battery life is estimated at over a month.

According to the company, the Reader Wi-Fi will also be the first eReader to offer wireless connectivity to the public library system in Canada via a dedicated icon on the device. With eReader and a valid library card, owners should be able to borrow free books from their local library.

Kobo Touch eReader now in stores

Indigo has announced that its Kobo touchscreen version is now available in-store.

Powered by a Freescale i.MX507 processor, the Kobo Touch features a six inch e-ink infrared screen which can display 16 levels of greyscale, WiFI connectivity, a virtual keyboard for typing, 1 GB of internal memory and the ability to add 32 GB of storage via a MicroSD slot.

Amazon now sells more digital than printed books

In a sign of how the world has changed in the last decade, Amazon announced today that less than four years after introducing digital books, customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.

Amazon begin selling its Kindle reader and Kindle books in November 2007. By July 2010, digital book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, digital books overtook paperback books to become the etailers most popular format.

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