An Awesome case that takes iPhone photography and ability a step further. Its called “Popslate” and its a pretty cool cover that adds a second (E-Ink) display to the back of the iPhone which is also touch sensitive. The iPhone app lets you take a picture with your phone and display it on the back of the device instantly , the always-on, ultra low-power, black and white display can also become a canvas for notifications, sports scores, maps, lists and notes.
The open API will let you cutomize your apps to work with Popslate, The company has a partnership with E Ink to use the latest in ruggedized e-paper [...]
Barnes and Noble, popular book vendor and online book store has launched their own series of Branded Headphones. Known as nook Audio, details are scant on the cans but looks like there is only one variant and only one color. Check out the link below for more updates.
More details when available.
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LG has today made an announcement of a six-inch display that promises to “revolutionize the e-book market.” With a native resolution of 1024 x 768 px the display can be bent and squished at an angle of up to 40 degrees. The display is only 0.7 millimeters thick and weight only 14 gms.
When LG Display’s plastic EPD was put through repeated drop tests, from 1.5m above the ground or the average height of reading when standing, no damage resulted. When put through a break/scratch test involving hitting the display with a small urethane hammer, no scratches or breakage resulted.
Apple has released a new version of the iBooks publishing platform yesterday at the Guggenheim museum in New York City. The new iBooks 2 app is available today as a free download from the App Store. It features a lot of new improvements including the ability to share textbooks. The reason for giving iPad’s to students in universities becomes even more useful starting today.
The App allows fullscreen books, interactive 3D objects, diagrams, videos and photos, the iBooks 2 app will let students learn with just a tap or swipe of the finger.
Education is deep in Apple’s DNA and iPad may be our [...]
The numbers are in, Amazon has sold over 4 Million Amazon Kindles this Holiday season including global shipments and including shipments to countries ilk India and China. The company also noted that its #1 and #4 best-selling eBooks released this year were published by independent authors through its Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
We are grateful to our customers worldwide for making this the best holiday ever for Kindle, And in a huge milestone for independent publishing, we’d also like to congratulate Darcie Chan, the author of ‘The Mill River Recluse,’ and Chris Culver, the author of ‘The Abbey,’ for writing two of the best-selling Kindle books of the [...]
Amazon has now officially announced the Kindle Touch and The Kindle touch 3G, It has also upgraded the non-touch Kindle and announced plans for its Android Tablet called Amazon Fire.
Price for the Kindle Touch $99 with ads, $139 without and Kindle 3G is $149 with ads and $189 without. Te new Kindle touch family uses an IR touch system, similar to the latest Nook and Kobo.
Kindle 3G Touch FeaturesFree 3G wireless, no annual contracts or monthly fees. Download books anywhere, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots 3G wireless works globally Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch New sleek design – 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds [...]
Sony has announced the worlds lightest E-Reader weighing in at just 168 grams (5.93 ounces) and is just 8.9mm thin. The E reader also has a 600 x 800, 16-level gray scale E Ink Pearl display along with 1.3 GB of usable internal storage plus microSD expansion of up to 32GB.
The device will be available in Europe in October for around $149 and India in December for 9000 INR.
Looking at the button configuration the base operating system on the device appears to be Android.
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Sony’s yet to be heard of E-reader the PRS-T1 has been leaked at a Dutch online retailer. Set at a price of about INR. 10,000/-6″ Display 800×600 E-ink screen Dual-touch gestures Plastic body 168g Wikipedia and Google search Android OS (Speculated) At a price like that it looks like a great reader alternative to the Kindle. But, if it runs Android it might just be an excellent device for the price. [bol.com]
Amazon has bought several domains related to the Kindle, including KindleAir.com, Kindlesocialnetwork.com and Kindlesocianetworking.com. The Kindle Air could be the next version of the Amazon kindle, possibly the one with a color E-ink display.
The name is pretty evident of the fact that the company is going the Apple way, and may announce a Thinner and Lighter Kindle possibly unibody construction.
Panasonic has just announced a EBook Reader Tablet for the Japanese market. The device is based on the Android OS and features a 7-inch 1024 x 600px display, expandability via micro SD slot, a front facing camera, and WiFi. The device will come with 600 Preview titles when its launched. Weighing in at just 400gms. There is no news on Pricing or date of release.
Google had launched an e-bookstore in December but the store never really took off as using it with an e-book reader was quite a pain. You had to download stuff to your PC and sync it across to your device. Now, a new e-book reader is all set to change that process and challenge the likes of the Kindle and the Nook.
Created by iRiver, the company behind a range of MP3 players, the device is called the Story HD and hooks directly into the Google Library. The Story HD will pull books directly from the Google Library without having to use a PC to perform a sync to the device. This means that the device will have access to [...]
The video says it all, the Future of displays is getting closer and closer. While Polymer Vision shows of the new Rollable Display can be rolled up 25,000 times at a radius of only six millimeters, There are no Pricing or availability details yet.