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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kindle Leads The Way As Favorite ereader

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5826280/five-...t-ebook-readers

"A few weeks ago, we asked you which ebook store you used to get your favorite books onto your ereader. This week, we wanted to know which ereader you preferred to read those books. We collected your votes, and now we're back to look at the ones you nominated."

Lifehacker recently did a survey where they asked site visitors which was their favorite ereader. The top five choices included the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook/Nook Color, Apple iPad, Sony Digital Reader, and the Kobo. Each device has its pro's and con's, of course, but each one can definitely get the job done. I personally own a Kindle, which I really like and use almost daily, but I have to say that the Barnes and Noble Nook Color device is moving in a very interesting direction. It will be fun to see what they do with it next. The Read link has more information about the survey results.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Amazon Announces eBook Lending on Kindle, Catching up with Barnes & Noble's Nook

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.networkworld.com/news/20...ng.html?hpg1=bn

"One of the oldest customs of book lovers and libraries -- lending out favorite titles to friends and patrons -- is finally getting recognized in the electronic age, at least in one electronic book reader: Amazon has announced that it plans to allow users of its Kindle book reader to 'lend' electronic books to other Kindle users, based on the publisher's discretion. With this new feature, to be added to Kindle readers and software, 'you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users,' stated a blog item posted on Friday..."

If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, perhaps Barnes & Noble can feel good about Amazon's announcement that they plan to introduce an ebook lending feature for the Kindle later this year - presumably in time for the holiday shopping season. Barnes & Noble's Nook has made "LendMe Technology" available on their Nook since its introduction, and, based upon the brief announcement, the promised Kindle feature seems to be closely patterned after it: a 14 day lending period, during which time the lender loses access to the title. Additional details should be coming along soon, as the end of the year is not that far off. Does the ability to lend out ebooks make the Kindle more attractive than before? If you have been holding off on a purchase, is this the killer feature that will make you a buyer?


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Amazon Brings Latest Kindle Features to Their 6-Inch Models

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/...-kindle-review/

"Amazon's third major iteration of its flagship reading device, the Kindle, comes out of the gate looking strong: the new graphite finish (just like its big brother, the Kindle DX) with a slimmer, lighter form factor, plus a bumped refresh rate for its E Ink screen. Best of all, the WiFi only and 3G readers have newly lowered prices (though they're still not exactly bargain basement level). We've spent the past few days putting the tinier Kindle through the paces to see just how much Amazon's improved it."

If you liked the graphite coloring and improved screen of the Kindle DX, but balked at the rather hefty physical size and price tag, take a look at the "latest generation" versions of Amazon's 6-inch display models: the "Kindle" (WiFi only), at $139.00, and the "Kindle 3G" (Free 3G + Wifi), at $189. Both units are physically smaller than their predecessors (and are extremely thin, as shown by the above comparison to a pencil!), feature the new screen technology, and may be ordered for mid-September (2010) delivery. Both also feature four "Experimental Features" - such as "Read-to-Me" and a "New WebKit-Based Browser" - but only the Kindle 3G offers the option of a white case at this time. Read the Engadget review for some interesting hands-on usage comments, along with their usual nice selection of photos.


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