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Insider Talk: JetBook Color eReader

Insider Talk: JetBook Color eReader

Here at ShowStoppers our next edition of Insider Talk we are back with Sriram Peruvemba, CMO of Eink and he has an awesome color ereader for us to check out on video. This device won the CES innovation award. It is the Jetbook Color and it brings color to ereaders on a large scale. Coming in at 9.7" this tablet is more than your average eReader.

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Kobo Touch with Offers up now for $99, competes with $79 Nook

Kobo Touch with Offers up now for $99, competes with $79 Nook

It's another battle of the e-readers, ladies and gentlemen, the same thing that's been going on for the past handful of years whenever the winter holiday season rolls around, and this year it's a battle of the prices - Kobo Touch with Offers is the newest offering, available now, from the big K, offering you their least expensive price for the cheap exchange of ads in the interim. What you get is the same great Kobo Touch e-reader you know and love (but might never have owned until now) but with advertisements on the display whenever you put it to sleep. That's how they make it so inexpensive, and that's what they're putting up for competition with the short discount of the newest generation Nook e-reader which is $79 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

The fine folks at Bookeen have revealed that they'll be releasing an ebook reader with a 6-inch Pearl E-ink display and a lovely 800MHz Cortex A8 CPU for the masses. This device will be Bookeen's fourth ereader device, and it's expected that the display will be the same as what's proven to be ultra-successful on the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Kobo, that being the Neonode zForce touchscreen. Welcome back to the pack, Bookeen!

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NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

Today Barnes & Noble have announced their newest sales partner for the NOOK Color and what's now called the NOOK Simple Touch Reader. It is Target, the superstore based right here in my home city of Minneapolis, with both versions of the NOOK now available at Target stores nationwide. This makes the NOOK one of the most widely in-store available ereaders on the circuit, currently sitting in stores at Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Fred Meyer, Office Max, P.C. Richard & Sons, Radio Shack, Staples, Target, Walmart, and of course Barnes & Noble. This addition began on October 2nd and you should start to see the tablets in stores across the USA soon.

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RadioShack soon carrying Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color

RadioShack soon carrying Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color

Right on cue before another big release from Barnes & Noble in the form of a autumn release of the Nook Color 2 comes a brand new carrier for the massively popular electronic reader. This announcement contains both the original Nook which is priced currently at $139 and the Nook Color which is currently set at $249. Both devices will be available at RadioShack soon, while onlookers see this as a move toward a more broad coverage of mobile computing devices at the retail chain.

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Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

The folks at Amazon have this morning sent out an invite to an event that more than likely will see the first look the majority of the tech world will have seen at their new "Amazon Kindle Tablet". We've done a couple of details / rumors / leaks roundups recently, one for the iPhone 5 / 4S, the other for the upcoming Google Nexus phone - it's time to go tablet style, wouldn't you say? Join us here in this run-down then join us next week (September 28) as we find out what's REALLY going on with what may be Amazon's biggest Android-based effort yet.

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Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) Unveiled, Harry Potter Involved

Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) Unveiled, Harry Potter Involved

The folks at Sony have revealed a reader we've been getting hints on for about a month now, today letting us know that the lightest 6-inch eReader device ever has arrived. This newest look at an eReader from Sony builds on their previous successes and offers lovers of electronic reading materials a lovely sub-6-ounce piece of hardware with a 6-inch E-Ink Pearl V220 touch screen that'll be available in black, red, or white. Look like the device you'll finally take the eReader plunge with?

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AUO Sipix e-paper display can show video at a sloth-like 6 fps

AUO Sipix e-paper display can show video at a sloth-like 6 fps

Today one of the big downsides to e-paper displays is that most of them can't show video. The screens are also generally only in gray scale as well. That gray scale bit is changing with some of the color screens that are coming to the market eventually from E-ink. The colors the E-ink screen shows aren’t nearly as nice looking as a normal LCD though. The upside to e-paper and E-ink screens is that the things sip power making the devices they are integrated into much easier on batteries than devices with an LCD. Eventually we will end up with color e-paper screens that will run full motion 30-fps video, but that tech is not here yet.

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PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

Earlier today we mentioned that E-Ink, the company behind those Amazon Kindle displays, have been busy working on new and improved E-Ink screens that can display full-color content. And with that, were some nifty videos of the E-Ink screens in action on various flexible materials including cloth and Tyvek. Well now we have some more nifty videos, but of E-Ink technology being harnessed by a group of researchers to produce a flexible smartphone dubbed the "PaperPhone."

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NOOKcolor Owner Creates Custom BOOKcase

NOOKcolor Owner Creates Custom BOOKcase

This is not the first time that someone's carved out a book to put electronics inside (everyone in the worlds' favorite case being, of course, in the The Matrix ala Neo's hacker disks,) but it is the first time we've seen one with a NOOKcolor in it. And not only that, but this particular book is heavily ironic, a great choice to be cutting up: Future Consumer .com, a book by Frank Feather.

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