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New Nook Reader Tipped for Spring

New Nook Reader Tipped for Spring

The New York Times tipped that a new eReader from Barnes & Noble is currently in the midst of getting its final touches. The new eReader from Barnes & Noble will be the fifth in its line of digital reading devices called the Nook. The details of the eReader are scant, but what we do know is that it is set to launch sometime this spring.

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Qualcomm acquires Pixtronix for future Mirasol display tech

Qualcomm acquires Pixtronix for future Mirasol display tech

There's been a purchase, according to reports, by Qualcomm of a group by the name of Pixtronix, known for their PerfectLight displays using MEMS-based digital micro shutters for modulation of RGB LED backlight. What that means in slightly less wordy terms is that the displays we saw at CES with the name Mirasol attached to them will be markedly improved in the near future. If all goes well, this improved technology should be hitting the market inside 2012 or at the start of 2013 at the latest.

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Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays

Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays

Tablet and ereader market share in the US almost doubled after strong holiday 2011 sales, new research suggests, with 19-percent of adults now owning at least one of the devices. Lowered cost of dedicated ereaders contributed to the increased demand, Pew Research claims, while low-cost tablets such as the NOOK Tablet decreased the cost of entry to slates and helped drive demand for Android models.

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The Best of CES 2012

The Best of CES 2012

Welcome to our massive "best-of" wrap-up for CES 2012, complete with everything from smartphones to PCs and headphones and back, topped off with our own "most used gear" section for the curious. What you'll find is that though there were more exhibitors, attendees, and media attention payed to the show than ever before, the overall result was a lot of the same gear re-hashed with a few new specifications. Pay special close attention to the conclusion of this post for a bit of a whopper if you're a big fan of the largest show of the year here in the United States.

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Boogie Board RIP eWriter hands-on

Boogie Board RIP eWriter hands-on

Boogie Board by Improvelectronics may or may not be a device you've heard of before. I guess in a way we could call it a tablet although it isn't really a tablet in today's usual terms -- and instead more of a notepad device. Whether you have a Boogie Board for your kids or to save space and paper in your office you wont want to miss the new RIP -- it can save your notes.

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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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Kyobo Mirasol eReader with Android hands-on

Kyobo Mirasol eReader with Android hands-on

Here at CES 2012 is the Qualcomm Mirasol color e-paper technology. We've seen this before with the Kyobo eReader that is currently available in South Korea, but today we received some hands-on time with it for the first time in the US. This color e-paper technology is delivering unrivaled battery life to eReaders lasting up to 3 weeks while running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Check out or hands-on below.

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