Ereader articles

Kobo's 6.8", 265 PPI Aura HD ereader is coming this month for $170

Kobo has announced a new upper-end ereader with attractive specifications that could trigger buyer's remorse in some Kindle Paperwhite owners. Called the Kobo Aura HD, the 6.8-inch device carries an E Ink Pearl HD display with a resolution of 1440x1080,…

Kindle ebook sales outpace physical copies at Amazon UK

Two years after the Kindle's UK launch, Amazon's digital book sales have outpaced all physical sales. UK readers were introduced to the Kindle in August 2010 and by May of the following year, ebooks were outselling hardcovers in the region at a rate of more than two to one...

iSuppli: Amazon sells Kindle Fire at a small loss

IHS iSuppli has determined the Amazon's Kindle Fire to costs $201.70 USD to manufacture and build. The BOM (bill of materials) cost is $185.60 while actually making and assembling the tablet costs Amazon roughly $16.10. The total reported is actually…

Barnes & Noble unveils smaller Nook with long battery life

Barnes & Noble has unveiled an all-new version of its Nook e-book reader at a press event in New York City. Dubbed the Simple Touch Reader, the $ 139 device is meant to directly compete with Amazon's Wi-Fi-only Kindle 3,…

E Ink and Epson offer 9.68-inch ePaper with 2,400 x 1,650 resolution

E Ink and Seiko Epson today announced the joint development of a 300-dpi electronic paper device for ePaper Document Readers. Combining E Ink's high-resolution ePaper display and Epson's high-speed display controller platform, the new device will enable the world's highest…