The battle for e-reader supremacy is a constant tug of war. The two main e-reader contenders are the Nook and Kindle. And with the new Nook with Glowlight, Barnes & Noble now sells the best one yet. All of that could change. Reuters believes Amazon is readying its own front-it Kindle e-reader.
In addition to announcing the new Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble updated its Nook SimpleTouch touchscreen E Ink e-reader. Barely six months old, the new Nook SimpleTouch looks virtually identical to the old one — only it's now faster and cheaper. Best of all, the speed boosts are available as a software update.
Amazon's on a roll today, announcing a new touchscreen Kindle as well as a color Kindle Fire tablet, but if you're a cheapskate, the sweetest announcement is definitely the new $79 Kindle.
Just as predicted, Amazon refreshed the Kindle lineup and with touchscreens. Both will be extremely low-priced. $99 for the Wi-Fi-only Kindle Touch and $149 for the Kindle Touch 3G. Boom. Cheap touchscreen Kindles for everybody.
Let's all give the Nook Color a big pat on its back. Barnes & Nobles' e-reader, the underdog that could, has now supplanted Amazon's Kindle as the most popular e-reader. E Ink-only devices might be in trouble.
When the iPad was released, everybody said e-readers like Amazon's Kindle were going to be dead in the water because it was a single-purpose device unlike a tablet. Boy were they wrong. A new Pew Research report shows e-readers taking the lead over tablets in growth.
Boy, did it get ugly fast when Barnes & Noble announced the Nook Color and E Ink lovers attacked it for being traitorous and going to the dark side — the touchscreen tablet side. Entourage wants you to know it still cares about E Ink owners with its dual touchscreen e-reader/tablet hybrid.
Who needs an official announcement to drum up interest when all you have to do is "accidentally" put up a product page for a few minutes and then take it down. That's exactly what happened last night when a product for a screen protector film for the yet unannounced "Nook Color" was seen on the Barnes & Noble's website.
You say you like the Kindle, but wish it had a color screen? The Sharper Image Literati could be the answer to your prayers, boasting a full color display in a Wi-Fi equipped E-reader that will sell for a not-too-crazy $159. But before you plunk down your credit card, there are a few things to consider.
We know many of you prefer the Kindle for its e-ink screen that's easier on the eyes, but that same screen prevents the Kindle from being able to offer e-books in color. Who needs color, though, right? Well, tablet users,...