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Barnes and Noble Nook firmware version 1.4 now available

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2010

Barnes and Noble has been very busy indeed. Nook owners will want to get this newly released update quickly. Version 1.4 has some important fixes.

Those fixes include the “go to page” feature, an extra large font size for those hard of seeing, and support for AT&T WiFi. Yep, you read that right, free WiFi at AT&T hotspots. The Nook firmware version 1.4 update is available right now.

Samsung E6 e-reader hitting Barnes and Noble this spring for $299

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2010

We still don’t have a formal launch date for Samsung’s e-reader line that it launched at CES, but it will be sometime “this spring”. We do have some news about the six-inch E6 at the moment.

Samsung says the E6 will be $299 at launch. No news about the 10-inch E10 or the E61. Just that they “may be coming soon,”. The question is do you prefer the E6 over the Nook?

Barnes And Noble e-Book reader revealed

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

Barnes And Noble e-Book reader revealedLooks like we have some early images of Barnes and Noble’s e-book reader. As we covered before, this thing is supposedly set for a Spring 2010 release, with a color display.

Then there was word that it would not have a color screen. But it looks like there is truth to both of those rumors. Apparently the dual-panel device will feature a typical e-ink display on top with a multitouch panel underneath. Think of it as a Kindle/iPhone mashup.

Barnes and Noble’s color Plastic Logic e-book reader, Spring 2010

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 9th, 2009

Barnes and Noble's color Plastic Logic e-book reader, Spring 2010Plastic Logic’s e-book reader, all set to roll out in spring next year, will power the Barnes & Noble e-book reader application. Looks like this is basically an older model with a color display. It sounds like the B&N application will also be available for cellphones including the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

Plastic Logic is also boasting that their next color reader is about to hit the market soon, where it will be the “first to market with a large, flexible color display”.