Tag Archives: eReaders

Nexus 7 international expansion continues – Google launches the tablet in Japan

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in Tokyo earlier today to show off the company’s flagship tablet, the Nexus 7, to a Japanese audience for the first time. The tablet is now available from the Play store at ¥19,800 (about $254) for the 16GB model. This coincides with the new launch of Google Play Books in Japan with a fairly solid selection… 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 & 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

Spring Design Alex eReader ships 04/14

Starting tomorrow, the sexy chunk of kit pictured above will be shipping to customers who can order the unit in charcoal or white right now for $399.99. Alex will ship with a rechargeable battery, 2GB memory card, a protective cover, an earphone, USB power adaptor and USB cable, as well as a one year limited warranty. Device features and specifications… Read more