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Txtr ereader reportedly erased

Txtr ereader reportedly erased

It seems the ereader market may be a little less crowded than we expected, with word that the German txtr device has been abandoned by parent company Txtr. According to an ex-employee speaking to The Digital Reader, the txtr - which was due to be launched earlier in the year, considerably later than initially promised - has been quietly ditched while the company attempts to work on its software ebookstore business.

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txtr ebook reader loses WiFi; €299 pre-orders from Dec 1st

txtr ebook reader loses WiFi; €299 pre-orders from Dec 1st

Of the flurry of ebook readers we've seen over the past six months or so, one of the more interesting has been the txtr, if only because it promises to embrace the open-source community with its freely-available APIs.  Unfortunately, txtr seem less open with their launch updates; the reader is supposedly launching in Germany tomorrow, but the German startup has just revealed that it won't actually have WiFi.

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txtr Wireless ebook reader targets devs with open API

txtr Wireless ebook reader targets devs with open API

The market for wireless-connected ebook readers is hotting up, and so we're happy to welcome the latest entrant, txtr.  Set to hit European and US markets from December 15th, the €319 ($477) device has a 6-inch 600 x 800 E Ink display, capacitive slider, accelerometer, USB 2.0, WiFi and "txtr Net"; like Amazon's WhisperNet service, txtr Net is an onboard 3G connection which keeps ebooks synchronized between the txtr reader itself and a user's online account.

Video demo after the cut

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The Daily Slash: December 3 2010

The Daily Slash: December 3 2010

Wow what a freaking wild day - phones exploding, 'Splosions being announced, and we get announced to a [Google Chrome event] for next week! This really gets me pumped up. Events are the best. There's breakfast there. Also today we get our hands on a [ONA Union Street Camera and Messanger bag], review a [simplehuman sensor can] (for electronic garbage tossing!), and scream like little girls over the Android release of Pocket God. There's a new smart gun announced for use by US troops in Afghanistan and KISS re-releases their epic coffin line (coincidence?) Philip Berne writes an epic take on [Hannukah and the Hobby Lobby], and NOOKcolor has an SDK released for developers.

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 3 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 3 2010

Oh man. Yesterday we learned about a new form of life, but Julian Assange of WikiLeaks wasn't satisfied. He wanted ALIENS. So what's he do today? He announces the next WikiLeaks cable to have UFOs in it. Wowie! Then we find out there's going to be some World of Warcraft on Android devices via GameString, a Professor in NYC installs a camera in the back of his head, and we review the super cute funny little device the Sony Ericsson LiveView - kawaii! Finally, Google pays someone $1 compensation in a Street View privacy case. Cash! All this and a whole lot more on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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QuokkaPad open-source ereader/tablet almost on sale

QuokkaPad open-source ereader/tablet almost on sale

Open-source ereaders aren't exactly new - the txtr promises to give access to its underlying architecture, for instance - but the Australian QuokkaPad may have taken the longest to reach the market.  The 8-inch LCD 800 x 600 touchscreen tablet is based on a 400MHz MIPS processor, and usually runs Linux 2.6.24.3 with the GPE Palmtop Environment UI on top; however, there's also room for two other kernels, such as Android or Windows CE.

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