E-reader articles

Amazon quietly debuts seven new Kindle devices

Amazon has updated its Kindle line of devices with five new tablets and two new e-readers. The new devices, which were demoed at an event in New York, are now available for pre-order on the company's website, and will ship…

Rumor: Barnes & Noble to pull out of building Nook e-readers

Barnes & Noble is reportedly weighing its options with regards to their Nook e-book reader. A person familiar with the company’s strategy said executives have realized they must move away from building their own hardware and instead focus more on…

Amazon updates Kindle software, adds parental controls

Amazon has announced immediate availability of a software update for the popular $79 Kindle e-reader, which brings several improvements including improved reading as well as answering long-standing parent concerns with the introduction of parental controls...

Nook Simple Touch gets integrated LEDs for night time reading

Although the E Ink Pearl display used by Kindle and Nook devices provides an excellent contrast ratio and power consumption, it doesn't have any integrated backlighting, making it difficult or impossible to view content in dark environments. Reading the Kindle…