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  1. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    On its official Google Books Blog today, the search giant announced the first ebook reader with the ability to buy and download titles directly from the Google eBookstore. The iriver Story HD goes on sale in the United States on July 17th in Target Stores nationwdie and on the Target website...
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    On its official Google Books Blog today, the search giant announced the first ebook reader with the ability to buy and download titles directly from the Google eBookstore. The iriver Story HD goes on sale in the United States on July 17th in Target Stores nationwide and on the Target website...
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    Indigo this week announced it would be launching a touchscreen version of its Kobo eReader around Fathers Day. The device can be pre-ordered from the Kobo site for $139. Kobo also announced that its Kobo Wireless eReader will now sell for $99 in the United States and $109 in Canada. Powered by...
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    Global e-reader sales are forecast to total 6.6 million units in 2010, up 79.8 percent from 2009 sales of 3.6 million units, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc. The research firm predicts sales will jump another 68% in 2011 and surpass 11 million. "The connected e-reader market...
  5. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Features of the new eReader include a 6-inch electrophoretic ePaper display with 600 x 800 resolution and 16 levels of greyscale, 2GB of internal memory and a battery life of up to 6,000 page-turns. Interesting. an eInk type display that is also touch screen but at $200, you're paying a premium.
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    Kobo, which released its first low cost eBook reader in May, today announced an upgraded Kobo Wireless eReader which will sell for the same price beginning in mid to late October. The company says the new hardware features WiFi connectivity; faster performance; longer battery life; and a...
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    The latest generation of Amazon Kindle readers are selling faster than at anytime in their history according to a statement put out by the company today. Amazon says it began shipping the new devices to customers who had pre-ordered today, two days earlier than previously announced. Amazon...
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    New Amazon Kindle announced: $139 WiFi-only version and $189 3G model available August 27th in the US and UK This is getting to be an impulse purchase for me. http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/brierdudley/Angle%20-%20graphite.jpg **less than iPad (oops)
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    A recent study by Jacob Nielsen of the Nielsen Normat Group has found that if you want to read a book quickly, you're better off reading a paper edition than a digital edition. Nielsen compared the reading times of twenty four people using three different e-book methods - the PC, the Kindle 2...
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    A recent study by Jacob Nielsen of the Nielsen Normat Group has found that if you want to read a book quickly, you're better off reading a paper edition than a digital edition. Nielsen compared the reading times of twenty four people using three different e-book methods - the PC, the Kindle 2...
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    Owners of the Kobo eBook reader will be happy to learn that a firmware update is now being released which addresses a number of significant issues. Features of the new firmware include: improved font scaling; ability to hide pre-loaded books, a bug fix which improves battery life while the...
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    Amazon announced this week that its Kindle app for Android based smartphones is now available on the Android Market for free. Features of the Android app include the ability syncs books and bookmarks across devices, adjustable text size, asjustable text colour, annotations, bookmarks and...
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    Nintendo has announced it will be releasing its "100 Classic Books" program for the the Nintendo DS on June 13th. The $20 software application turns your Nintendo DS into an eBook reader and includes 100 public domain works from authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Lewis...
  14. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    The purpose of this thread is to discuss the operation of your Kobo eReader and any issues you may be having with it. Please note this thread is strictly for owners of the device. If you are not an owner and have questions please use other threads. Posts by non-owners will be removed.
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    Apple announced yesterday that it sold its one millionth iPad last Friday, more than twice as fast as the original iPhone. The iPhone took 74 days to reach the magical milestone versus just 28 days for the iPad. The iPad was released on April 3rd and sold 300,000 units on its first day of...
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    The Kobo ebook reader, a low cost digital book reader, went on sale at Indigo Books this past weekend. The ebook reader features an electronic ink screen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution similar to the one found on the popular Amazon Kindle but does not have any wireless connectivity...
  17. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    The popularity of e-books, particularly Amazon’s Kindle, drove electronic paper display (EPD) shipments to 5 million units in 2009, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. The market research firm said sales in 2009 were up 417% from 950,000 thousand in 2008.
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    The popularity of e-books, particularly Amazon’s Kindle, drove electronic paper display (EPD) shipments to 5 million units in 2009, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. The market research firm said sales in 2009 were up 417% from 950,000 thousand in 2008. Amazon’s Kindle e-book...
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    Over 300,000 iPads were sold in the United States on Saturday April 3rd according to a written statement released by the company today. Apple CEO Steve Jobs also noted that iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad...
  20. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Indigo Books this week announced that it has begun taking pre-orders for its Kobo ebook reader which will be available in stores in early May. The ebook reader features an electronic ink screen similar to the one found on the popular Amazon Kindle but does not have any wireless connectivity so...
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