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Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Rovio has been busy developing a new location-based feature for its immensely popular Angry Birds game. The new game format called Angry Birds Magic will have real-world tie-ins that let users unlock extra game content depending on where they're physically located. Today, we find out that the lucky users of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-readers will be the very first to try out Angry Birds Magic.

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Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Ever since the iPad debuted, e-readers were thought to be a dying breed with Amazon's Kindle on the preemptive attack with commercials touting its glare-free e-ink display as opposed to the iPad's glossy screen. However, a new report from Pew shows that so far e-readers are still going strong. In fact, their survey shows that e-readers not only have a greater ownership percentage but also a stronger growth rate when compared to tablets.

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Bridgestone AeroBee Flexible E-Paper Shown off in Video

Bridgestone AeroBee Flexible E-Paper Shown off in Video

Bridgestone is a Japanese company best known for making tires. Last year they developed a QR-LPD, Liquid Powder display. Lately they've been working on blowing up the size of their displays. The largest? An A3 sized display with a resolution of 1920x2560. That's the size of two sheets of standard printer paper side-by-side. That's more than big enough for almost any task I can think of. Since they showed us those babies last year, they've improved the technology greatly and built them into some working tablet prototypes.

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Amazon To Sell Cheaper Kindle, But With On-Screen Ads

Amazon To Sell Cheaper Kindle, But With On-Screen Ads

Amazon is getting very creative in their strategies for pushing the Kindle e-reader in this competitive landscape where tablets are increasingly encroaching on their territory. The company announced that they will be offering a new Kindle option that saves consumers $25 off the lowest-priced Kindle in exchange for suffering some on-screen ads.

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NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

The NOOKcolor is already a pretty awesome little e-book reader and not to mention totally hackable--having been successfully rooted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb by some skilled XDA devs. But Barnes & Noble continues to work hard pushing the device, recently hosting in-store demo events offering free Starbucks coffee to test drive the device. And now they've begun selling the NOOKcolor discounted on eBay.

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SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

The reader application known as Pulse is really successful and big. I mean really big, and really really successful. So big and successful (and nice looking, and it has pretty hair and a nice smile) that Steve Jobs featured it in his keynote speech at WWDC. Today we found out that SlashGear is amongst the cool people on the list for Featured Sources on the app. Hooray!

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$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

Publishers usually have the last word, but eleventh-hour negotiations with Apple disclosed by the WSJ say that Apple is urging for bestselling books to be sold for $12.99 or $14.99 (some maybe even at $9.99), and like the developer agreement on iPhone apps, Apple will take a estimated 30 percent cut.

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Astak Pocket PRO eBook Reader announced

Astak Pocket PRO eBook Reader announced

Astak announced a brand new ebook reader today called the Pocket PRO eBook Reader. It measures in at 5-inches and can be pre-ordered starting today.

This new reader supports over twenty different formats because it has Adobe Digital Editions firmware on it. DRM is supported as well and as are public domain books. Included on the device is 512MB of storage and a SDHC card can expand it up to 16GB.

A single battery charge lasts for 8,000 pages and you can even playback MP3s while reading. There's also text-to-speech, multiple font sizes and the E-Ink screen is easy on the eyes. You can get the 5-inch Pocket PRO eBook Reader by the end of the month for about $199.

iRex prepping small touchscreen 3G reader for U.S.

iRex prepping small touchscreen 3G reader for U.S.

Well, if rumors are to be believed, iRex is preparing to release a brand new e-reader that is much smaller in size than the Digital Reader 1000, which has a 8.1-inch display and would feature 3G.

The new reader would also have a touchscreen and would be used in conjunction with likely just one store for obtaining e-book purchases. The rumored name for this gadget is the Digital Reader 800 and it would be the first time an iRex device landed stateside.

Shipping is anticipated near the holiday season though pricing is not yet known. The participating carrier is not yet known, either, thought AT&T is definitely out as they've just signed up with Plastic Logic for their 2010 3G-based e-book reader.

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