Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple Reveals the iPad Tablet & 8 Things That Suck About the iPad

Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Apple debuts highly awaited tablet: the iPad
Apple Reveals the iPad Tablet
Apple tablet could write a new chapter for e-books
It's Official: Jobs Announces Apple's iPad
Apple's Tablet and the Media Hype Machine

Apple Tablet: What's the Killer App?
Apple's Tablet: Who'll Buy it?
Apple Tablet: What You Should Know
Edison's Kindle and Other Groundbreaking Gadgets
Apple Tablet Due on Wednesday, McGraw-Hill CEO Says
iPad Specs: What Apple Announced (and What We Still Don't Know)
State of the Tablet: Why Touch-based PCs Haven't Caught On
The iPad's Name Makes Some Women Cringe
A Video Demonstration of the iPad
Monitoring Twitter's iPad Commentary
Will the iPad Be as Much of an Enterprise Success as the iPhone?
Why the iPad WILL Kill Amazon’s Kindle
8 Things That Suck About the iPad
The netbook is dead: 10 things to know about the iPad

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Amazon's Kindle gets its own application store & With Kindle, the Best Sellers Don’t Need to Sell

Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Amazon is now ready to add the bigger 9.7″ Kindle DX to Philippine shipments

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

After making the Kindle 2 available for Philippine customers last October, Amazon is now ready to add the bigger 9.7″ Kindle DX to that list. Aside from the larger screen (9.7″ on the Kindle DX vs. 6″ on the Kindle 2 ), the DX also has bigger capacity with up to 3,500 books (4GB built-in storage). The device also has an auto-rotating display so you can position it horizontally while reading. Of course, there’s the price difference — $489 — almost twice the price of the Kindle 2.

Amazon is accepting pre-orders now and will start shipping the Kindle DX on Janaury 19, 2009. Order page here

Sunday, January 10, 2010

E-Readers Done Right CES Show

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Crushed by an Avalanche of E-Books: A slew of new e-book readers (including the much anticipated Plastic Logic Que and iRiver Story), plus Amazon's announcement of a global Kindle DX and the unveiling of Microsoft-centric Blio software for graphics-heavy content, were the major symptoms of e-book fever at CES. If the makers can get the prices down, e-books could really go mass market.
Comments found online at PC World

E-Reader Done Right: I've seen a lot of e-readers lately, and in spending some quality time with Spring Designs' $349 Alex Reader, I came to appreciate much about the company's approach to e-readers. It doesn't have the biggest display, nor the most colorful one. But this Android-based device does have a highly usable and well-integrated LCD, and its ability to flow content browsed anywhere on the Web to the e-reader gives this model a unique edge over the competition.

Actually, I Liked This One Better: E-readers were one of the hottest categories of the show this year, and the most compelling new model we've seen is the Plastic Logic Que. This 10.7-inch reader sports a capacitive-touch display that lets you gesture through page turns; it also downloads books from Barnes & Noble's e-book store. It will be available in April in a 4GB Wi-Fi version for $649, and an 8GB version with Wi-Fi and 3G for $799.

At the Showstoppers party at CES in Las Vegas, senior editor Mark Sullivan took a look at Plastic Logic's CUE eReader and HP's first touchscreen netbook, the HP Mini 5102. And he walked away impressed by both: take a lok for yourself.   Check out his video here

Friday, January 8, 2010

Samsung's New E-readers Add up to Four & China's Hanvon Aims for Europe With E-readers

Friday, January 8, 2010
Samsung's New E-readers Add up to Four
Samsung is showing off 4 e-readers at CES, two more than previously announced.  

Asus Unveils Netbook That Unfolds to Big-screen Tablet
Asustek showed off a few new prototype designs based on its 'wave' design effort, including a netbook that folds out into a big screen tablet PC.

Slates, E-Readers Face Off at CES
Tablet or e-reader: How do you know which is right for you?

China's Hanvon Aims for Europe With E-readers
Chinese e-reader maker Hanvon Technology is trying to sell more of its devices in Europe and the U.S.

Microsoft upstages Apple's tablet HP Slate with an Amazon (AMZN) Kindle version

Steve Ballmer demos an HP "slate PC" at CES and steals a bit of Steve Jobs' thunder

Steve Ballmer's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday night ran for more than an hour and a quarter.

But what got the most attention from the press gathered to watch it were the three minutes Microsoft's (MSFT) CEO spent talking about his answer to the tablet computer Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil in less than three weeks.

Ballmer displayed three versions of what he called "slate PCs" running Windows 7 — one from Pegatron Corp., another from Arcos, and a prototype from Hewlett Packard (HPQ) that Ballmer says is coming "later this year."

In a subtle dig at his competitors in Cupertino, he demoed the HP Slate with an Amazon (AMZN) Kindle version of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight." The book's cover shows a pair of hands cradling an apple.

You can watch Ballmer's full keynote here. The slate portion begins at the 49:30 mark  .

Plastic Logic Que business e-reader & Samsung joins e-reader craze

Plastic Logic flexes muscle for Que business e-reader
By David Lieberman, USA TODAY   Several big-name newspapers, magazines, and blogs teamed up with Plastic Logic on Thursday to support its effort to establish its new...Continue reading here

Samsung joins e-reader craze
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY  Add Samsung to the list of companies selling e-readers -- but at a much higher price tag than competitors Amazon, Sony and Barnes & Noble.    Continue reading here

Thursday, January 7, 2010

MSI Dual-Screen E-Reader ! Has Intel Atom Z CPU, Runs Windows 7 via Engadget

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Engadget had the sheer pleasure of snapping the first press shots of MSI's secretly manufactured, yet-unnamed, Dual-Screen E-Reader. Here are the photos:

Opens like a book - runs Windows 7 OS

Works like a netbook with its touchscreen keyboard

Lid closed - shows time, battery and wifi connection status.
Hopefully, even the owner's name ~ like 'TechPinas' E-Reader' in marquee

Way to go, MSI! Is this how do you it? Work quietly, then surprise everyone with a product prototype?

MSI hasn't disclosed much information about this e-reader yet. All we know is that it runs on Intel Atom Z processor, has two 10" capacitive touchscreens and has enough powerful to run Windows 7.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amazon takes larger-screen Kindle global

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Inc is to sell its larger Kindle electronic reader, aimed at students, businesspeople and newspaper readers, in more than 100 countries for $489, following the rollout of its original device last year.  
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