Pandigital Novel Personal e-book Reader with Wi-Fi

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

Pandigital has introduced their latest Personal eReader in the Pandigital Novel series. This eReader sports a 6-inch ePaper electrophoretic display with an 800 x 600 pixel resolution and an integrated Barnes & Noble eBook store, which gives you direct access to over one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines.

The device is powered by a Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable through an AC adapter or a USB port. The battery delivers up to 6,000 page turns. The Pandigital Novel Personal supports PDF and EPUB file formats, 2GB of internal storage space, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a web browser.

FCC approves Literati Color e-book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2010

You might remember the Literati color e-book reader from back in August. Well, the FCC has finally approved the device, so it should be available in the US market very soon.

The Literati e-book reader uses Kobo’s eBook reader OS, allowing users to purchase books from the Kobo eBook store over Wi-Fi. It features a 7-inch color LCD display.

Viewsonic unveils a hybrid PMP / E-book Reader

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

When you think of portable media players, chances are you think of an iPod. Well, here’s a new hybrid pmp/ebook reader that sports a 7-inch touchscreen display at 800 × 480 resolution, 1080p HD playback and an HDMI output.

So you can watch HD movies on your TV, of course. The MB-P702 will support a wide range of video and audio formats, and does PDF, TXT, EPUB, CHM, HTML, PDB and UMD document files too. Nothing on pricing yet, but hopefully we will know more soon.

Amazon has 61% of E-Book Market

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on August 7th, 2010

Amazon still has a comfortable lead over Apple and other competitors in the US e-book market, according to an analysis by RR Bowker. The group claims that Amazon’s Kindle Store controlled 61 percent of e-book downloads.

Barnes & Noble’s store has 20 percent while Sony has five percent. Apple’s market share for the iBookstore wasn’t published at the time of the study, but was less than five percent. Amazon also has the largest device market share, at 40 percent, and reading directly on a computer comes in second.

Samsung E65 e-Book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2010

Add another to the ever growing mass of e-Book readers available. Looks like the Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Samsung E65 e-book reader, a successor to Samsung’s first E60 e-book reader. It’s no iPad, but you might want to give it a look.

The new model features a 6-inch e-ink display that supports an electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen, a full QWERTY keypad, text-to-speech, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and MP3 playback capability.

Google Editions e-book service launching this summer

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2010

Google isn’t content to just make public domain books freely available for e-book readers. Google has just confirmed that its Google Editions e-book service will be launching in late June or July. Looks like the service will let users buy digital copies of books they find through Google’s existing book search service, and let retailers sell Google Editions on their own site and retain the “bulk of the revenue.”

We don’t have a ton of details yet. Nothing on pricing or which publishers involved, but Google has said that it planned to make between 400,000 and 600,000 books available with prices to be set by the publishers.

Wefound F630 e-book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2010

The Wefound F630 e-book reader is a lightweight at just 200 grams if you are looking for a different ereader. Aside from the snappy name, it sports a 6-inch screen E-ink display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.

The Wefound F630 also has a built-in China Mobile 3G wireless module, offering unlimited free EDGE and 3G connection via a China Mobile SIM card for the first 3 years after purchase. Some other features include book downloading, stock price information, picture browsing (in black and white) and basic MP3 player functions.

Paradigm Shift EER-051D e-book reader

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

If you’re finding it hard to choose an e-book reader, here’s another entry to the market. The Paradigm Shift EER-051D will be launched in the US sometime next week. This e-reader features a 5-inch color display, an integrated FM tuner, an MP3 player and a photo viewer.

It comes with 2GB of internal memory, which is upgradable via an SD memory card slot. The Paradigm Shift EER-051D will be compatible with most popular e-book formats, including DRM-enabled ePub books.

E Clock is like having an e-book on your wrist

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2010

TokyoFlash, those makers of all kinds of wacky and fun watches, have done it again. Now they have created an E-ink display watch to accompany the current e-book craze. Looks pretty sweet. The E Clock can tell the time using normal numbers, or by using patterns of dashes and lines if you like to be mysterious.

It will connect via Bluetooth to your phone, alerting you to calls and texts through vibration or a blinking indicator. It might not look like it, but the band is made from flexible stainless steel. If enough people vote for it, they will make it and offer it up. What do you think?

Brother Japan to release a $1,100 e-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2010

The SV-70 will probably not be coming to the States and that’s just fine with us. It ditches the Bluetooth module of its predecessor and the 2GB microSD card that was included for a lower price of $1,100 MSRP.

The rest of the specs are the same: a 9.7-inch, 1200 x 825 display, 100MB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot, and 83 hours worth of battery life. That’s a lot of document reading time. We wonder how business guys will actually take this device.

Turn Your Netbook into an E-Book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2010

You want to get into the ebook action right? But you don’t want to spend money on a Kindle or a Nook. Well, if you own a netbook, you can just use that.

Lifehacker has some tips for turning your netbook into an ebook reader and it isn’t that hard. Their method relies fully on software installation, and you won’t need any tools or have to play operation on your netbook. It’s an interesting read.

Endless Ideas intros first WiFi-Enabled e-Book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2010

Endless Ideas has introduced its first WiFi-enabled e-Book reader called the BeBook Neo. The device is powered by a Freescale processor and offers a 6-inch E-ink display with a Wacom touchscreen. Some other features include 512MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot that will give you up to 16GB, USB port, 3.5mm headset jack and WiFi so you can access Google and Wikipedia.

And also a range of third-party e-Book stores is supported. It plays nice with most popular file formats. The BeBook Neo will cost you £279.99 or roughly $453. It’s available for pre-order now.

Apple and HarperCollins negotiating e-book deal for tablet

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

According to The Wall Street Journal, publishing company HarperCollins is in talks with Apple about bringing e-books to Apple’s rumored tablet. You know, the one that’s expected to be the focus of its January 27th event. That tablet.

Apparently other publishing companies have been in talks with Apple as well. Sure, e-book readers are what it’s all about at the moment, but soon after it will be all about being integrated into slates. It’s still unconfirmed and just a rumor, but this one makes logical sense and gels with what we’ve been hearing.

Lexi E-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2010

You’ll notice that they called this one Lexi, not sexy. It is in no way sexy and could never be called sexy no matter how many beers you’ve downed while reading your favorite book. Lexi is from Audiovox/RCA, who showed her off at CES 2010.

She won’t turn very many heads in the crowded e-book reader market. She features a 6-inch display, 800 x 600 resolution, 2GB internal memory, and a battery that will last up to 7000 page turns. We doubt that it will take on the Kindle or the Nook.

Owen E1 e-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

E-book readers are all the rage. You may have heard a little something about them. Do you own one yet? The Owen E1 e-book reader is pretty good on features, plus it comes in black, where most others are white.

It’s just slightly smaller than the Amazon Kindle and sports a 5″ e-ink display and audio and image file support. Whether it supports color or not, we have no idea. There is also no word on pricing just yet, but the Owen E1 looks like it will be a worthy competitor when it arrives.