E-Reader News, Resources & Information
E-Reader-Info is a leading resource on electronic book readers. These popular devices from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony and other companies offer a great reading experience using E Ink (or other E Paper) displays and a longer battery life. Our site brings you daily news, technology updates and e-reader resources.
Sony announced that it is closing its Reader store in the US and Canada towards the end of March, and all Reader accounts (including their library content) will be moved to Kobo's platform. Sony says the migration process will be painless, and hopefully it will be so.
Sony will also install Kobo's application on select Xperia devices. This sounds like a good deal for Kobo. It's a shame to see Sony taking this step - they were once the leaders in e-readers (back before Amazon launched their Kindle).
4" E Ink
The Magic Flip is a small (4") E Ink e-reader by Alcatel that can connect to Alcatel's mobile phones or tablets via Bluetooth. The e-raeder supports "every standard book format" and can also display notification from your phone.
Alcatel will release the Magic Flip in the first half of 2014.<
2013 is soon over... and here are the top 10 stories posted on e-reader-Info in the past year, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):
Have a marry Christmas and a happy new 2014!
13.3" E Ink Fina
PocketBook's CAD reader is the first e-reader to use the new thin-glass based E Ink Fina display. This 13.3" device sports a 1Ghz dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a large 8000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G and it runs Android 4.0.4. It includes a Wacom digitizer for both touch and stylus input.
13.3" 1200x1600 flexible Mobius touch E Ink
The DPT-S1 is a large (13.3") E Ink touch "tablet" aimed for business and education applications. The plastic-based display is E Ink's 1200x1600 13.3" Mobius flexible E Ink panel that use Sony's own flexible TFT technology. Other features include 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot, Wi-Fi and PDF support (no other formats will be supported!). The DPT-S1 is 6.8 mm thick and it weighs just 358 grams.
The DPT-S1 will be released in Japan on December 3rd for 100,000 yen (over $1,000).
6" front-lit E Ink
The Nook Glowlight is a 6" E Ink e-reader, an upgrade to the company's previous Simple Touch with Glowlight e-reader - mostly with new front-lighting technology. The Nook Glowlight weighs 175 grams and it ditches the physical page-turn buttons. The device includes 4GB of internal storage.
The Nook Glowlight costs $119 and it's available today from B&S.
Sony has decided to abandon the US e-reader market and they will not sell the PRS-T3 e-reader in the US. Sony instead will focus their efforts on Canada, Europe, and Japan.
The PRS-T3 (an upgrade to the PRS-T2) is a 6" 758x1024 touch E Ink reader. It includes an integrated snap cover (with a built-in LED light) and Quick Charge which should charge your reader within 3 minutes (but not to full 100% power). Other features include Wi-Fi, 2GB of storage (and a microSD slot), ePub and PDF support.