Tag Archives: E-Readers

Kobo Challenges The Big Boys With Its Own 7″ Tablet

Remember those times you went to Best Buy, walking around aimlessly, not looking for anything but just content to walk through a sea of technology? Ever walked past the e-reader section? Of course you see Amazon Kindles, and some Barnes and Noble Nooks. Maybe you’ll see a Sony Reader (which are really nice by the way!). But one will probably never catch… Read more

Kindle vs. Nook

Introduction: Full disclosure: I am a Nook fan. I have been since my purchase of the first Nook, and my experiences with the Simple Touch (unboxing, review) and Nook Color (review) have been, for the most part, very postivie. Though, I’ve found that e-ink is the best reason to choose an e-reader over a tablet for reading. (See my comparison of the… Read more

Barnes and Noble announce new NOOK: The Simple Touch Reader

Barnes & Noble announced today pre-order availability for their new simplified Nook e-book reader, The Simple Touch. This Wi-Fi-only e-ink tablet runs $139 and will be shipping on June 10th. The 6″ display is black & white, and, as the title suggests, is touch sensitive. The Simple Touch runs Android 2.1 without Market access. But B&N is launching a new… Read more

NOOK app for Android updated

Barnes & Noble announced today the availability of a new version of their popular NOOK application, which brings a total of over 140 digital periodicals to Android tablets running Android version 2.1 and higher. The update also brings viewing optimisations for 7-inch-plus tablets, including the bookseller’s Article View technology. NOOK version… Read more

Run Honeycomb from NOOKcolor SD card

This is great news for people who like testing new software and tinkering around without actually altering (and potentially damaging) their hard earned gear. XDA-Developers member deeper-blue has made public his project that patches together the Honeycomb SDK emulator images, parts of CyanogenMod, and other little bits, allowing Android 3.0 to run on a… Read more

NOOKcolor updated to 1.1.0

Barnes & Noble’s full color e-reader (and what might be the best bang-for-your-buck Android Tablet on the market) was updated to firmware version 1.1.0 today, which brings the following fixes/enhancements: Improved performance of Wi-Fi connectivity, Home and Shop. Ability to pinch and zoom in browser. Enhanced reading experience for magazines and… Read more

Amazon readying Kindle app designed for Android tablets

Amazon has announced that they will be releasing more versions of their Kindle app for larger screens later this year. Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad has found a home in the top ten free downloads from the App Store, and Windows and Android tablets will soon have their own flavor of the program, complete with Whispersync support that keeps your place… Read more

Amazon for Android goes color with magazines

Amazon’s Android application just got a serious shot in the arm with an update that allows users to buy, read, sync, and discover more than 100 newspapers and magazines in full color. Android is the first platform to see the update because, as Amazon’s Kindle VP said, it represents the fastest growing user base of their application. Check out a list of… Read more

Barnes & Noble’s NYC event likely to bear Nook 2

I loves me some Nook news, and there will be plenty to go around this holiday season. After announcing the November release of Nook software version 1.5, which primarily addresses performance and cross-platform synching, B&N sent out invitations to a “very special event” that will take place next week in their Time Square shop, NYC. No invite in my mailbox,… Read more