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  1. Industry News
    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...
  2. Industry News
    Are you an avid e-reader? Do you wish you were, or are buying for someone who is? Amazon can help you out. The online retailer is now offering a Reader’s Edition of the Fire HD 8 . For just $250, buyers receive a Kindle and a year's worth of books from Kindle Unlimited, all wrapped in a...
  3. Industry News
    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...
  4. Industry News
    The media tablet marketplace got a little bit more crowded today when Amazon unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet at a press junket in New York City. The Kindle Fire will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, 8GB of storage, dual core processor and sell for $199, considerably less than recently announced...
  5. Industry News
    In November of 2007, Amazon.com released the Kindle e-book reader. In less than four years, the device, alongside Amazon's marketing muscle and on-line presence, has gone on to revolutionize the way "books" are being sold today. The Kindle was not the first e-book reader, (Sony's first ebook...
  6. Industry News
    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...
  7. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011 according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The strong growth in e-Reader ownership was even greater than tablet ownership. In May 2011, 8%...
  8. Industry News
    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...
  9. Industry News
    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, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.   Amazon begin selling its Kindle...
  10. Industry News
    A new update to Kindle for Android was released today by Amazon which adds some new features and adds support for tablet computers running Android’s Honeycomb, including the Motorola Xoom. Users who use the Kindle app for reading books won't see too many differences however newspaper and...
  11. Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    A new update to Kindle for Android announced today brings new features and adds support for tablet computers running Android’s Honeycomb, including the Motorola Xoom. The latest version of Kindle for Android includes a new layout for newspapers and magazines designed for the unique interface...
  12. Industry News
    The worldwide media tablet market grew 45.1% in the third quarter of 2010 thanks to continued huge demand for the Apple iPad according to a report out this week from the International Data Corporation. Meanwhile, global eReader sales expanded rapidly in the third quarter of 2010 with total...
  13. Industry News
    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...
  14. Industry News
    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...
  15. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    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)
  16. Industry News
    Amazon has slashed the price of the Kindle DX, a larger and more expensive version of company's Kindle wireless ebook reader. Canadians can now order the Kindle DX with high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity for $379 USD, plus...
  17. Industry News
    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...
  18. Industry News
    In the United States this morning, Barnes & Noble cut the price of its Nook eReader to $199 U.S. the same week the company is to begin shipping its lower cost Nook Wi-Fi reader for $149. Responding later in the day, Amazon slashed the price of its Kindle from $259 to $189 U.S., a 27% cut. That...
  19. Industry News
    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...
  20. 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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