Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139

Amazon.com has a new version of the 6″ Kindle coming out soon. The new Kindle DX was released just 3 weeks ago. The price is new too – even lower, $139 for the WiFi-only model and $189 for the 3G+Wi-Fi model. Wow. Wonder when the B&N nook will get a price cut? This model has… Continue reading Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139

Amazon’s newest Kindle DX is more than $100 cheaper

Amazon.com has a new version of the Kindle DX. It’s the bigger brother of the regular Kindle. ┬áThe most obvious difference is that the Kindle DX has a 9.7″ E-ink screen while the Kindle has a 6″ display. So what’s new in the new DX? Here’s the rundown: 50% better contrast can be read in… Continue reading Amazon’s newest Kindle DX is more than $100 cheaper

CES 2010: Blio eReader is Free Software-Only Reader – Why It May Be Important

While we were inundated with hardware eReaders at CES, Blio took an intermediate step and made a (free) software eReader than can run on laptops, netbooks, desktops, tablets and even iPhones and iPods. Designed in part by inventor Ray Kurzweil, the Blio is a free piece of software that you can download for your Windows… Continue reading CES 2010: Blio eReader is Free Software-Only Reader – Why It May Be Important

CES 2010: Plastic Logic and Skiff Join the eReader Club

Two more vendors join what promises to become a crowded field this year – Plastic Logic and Skiff. Plastic Logic who had previously announced their QUE proReader, premiered it at CES and says it’s aimed at business professionals. The QUE has a shatterproof 8.5″x11″ plastic touchscreen display, is 0.33″ thick and weighs 1lb. It displays… Continue reading CES 2010: Plastic Logic and Skiff Join the eReader Club

CES 2010: enTourage eDGe – Dual-Screen Netbook and eReader

As we predicted, here’s another eBook reader. The eDGe from enTourage is not just an e-reader, but a netbook, notepad and A/V recorder/player. It is also unique in that it is a dual-screen device. Includes a SD card, USB flash drive and WiFi. The eReader screen is a 9.7″ diagonal with a resolution of 1200… Continue reading CES 2010: enTourage eDGe – Dual-Screen Netbook and eReader

Kindle now with International wireless

The 6″ Amazon Kindle e-reader is now available (today) for use overseas with free wireless where available. Note that this is not the larger Kindle DX, but the same 6″ US reader with International support in over 100 countries. The Kindle store features over 350,000 titles plus magazines, blogs and worldwide newspapers. The international version… Continue reading Kindle now with International wireless

Barnes & Noble eReader may run Android

The folks at Gizmodo are saying that the upcoming eReader from Barnes & Noble will run Android. If that’s true, I’ll be thrilled. As a ‘power user’ at minimum, I always want my electronics devices to be more than just appliances. I want them to be computers, that can be modified and updated and hacked.… Continue reading Barnes & Noble eReader may run Android

Kindle 2 e-reader announced by Amazon

Amazon announced version 2 of the Kindle today, which will ship on February 24, 2009. Kindle 2 has a slew of improvements over the first Kindle such as: Just over 1/3″ thick Light: 10.2 oz (less than a paperback) 3G wireless (and Amazon pays for the wireless bill!) Improved e-ink display: 16 shades of gray… Continue reading Kindle 2 e-reader announced by Amazon