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  1. New Kindles - $139 wifi model and new $189 3g/wifi model (now available)

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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)
  2. Study finds reading ebooks takes longer than paper

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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...
  3. Study finds reading ebooks takes longer than paper

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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...
  4. Kobo ebook reader gets firmware update

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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...
  5. Kobo eReader Owners discussion thread

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    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.
  6. Google launching ebook store this summer

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    Google will launch an ebook store called Google Editions in late June or July. The announcement, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, was made by Chris Palma, Google's manager for strategic-partner development at a Book Industry group in New York. The service, which will compete...
  7. Kobo ebook reader now in stores

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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...
  8. Five million electronic ink displays sold in 2009

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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.
  9. Five million electronic ink displays sold in 2009

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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...
  10. Kobo eReader available in May

    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...
  11. Kobo ebook reader coming in May

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    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...
  12. Redesigned Kindle App coming to iPad

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    The New York Times this weekend reported that both Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the U.S. are working on Apple iPad apps for buying and reading electronic books. The apps are designed specifically for the iPad and will be in addition to apps currently available for the iPhone and iPod touch. The...
  13. Alex eReader Available for Pre-Order

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    The Alex eReader garnered plenty of attention when it was shown at CES 2010, thanks to its unusual design. It features a six-inch E-Ink display, with a 3.5-inch LCD beneath it. That second display comes at a high premium, though: The Alex eReader costs $399-more than $100 more than competitors...
  14. Amazon Kindle now available for Canada

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    Amazon.com today announced that its best selling Kindle ebook reader is now available for shipment to customers in Canada. Canadians can order the Kindle with high-resolution 6-inch electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity for $259 USD, plus import fees of...
  15. Kindle Reader: Available almost everywhere but Canada

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    Amazon today announced that its best selling Kindle ebook reader, which was previously only available in the United States, is now available for sale in more than 100 countries around the world but not in Canada. Consumers around the world can pre-order the Kindle with high-resolution 6-inch...
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