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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you've ever held in two hands - but that's all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it takes its job seriously. If you could never bring yourself to pick up an iPad and the Apple-bound content environment that is iTunes, nor could you purchase a Nexus 7 or 10 as connected to Google Play, Amazon might be the third heat you were looking for.

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Barnes and Noble Q2 earnings show digital content grind

Barnes and Noble Q2 earnings show digital content grind

This week Barnes & Noble has made the call on their financial second quarter, citing increased spending on their Nook division to keep pace with Amazon.com and Apple. The company made it clear that as the Nook accounts for 8.5 percent of their total revenue, it wasn't going away any time soon - meanwhile same-store in-store book sales dropped over Black Friday weekend - imagine that! Barnes & Noble also reported that quarterly sales of its high-margin digital periodicals and books went up significantly.

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NOOK apps for iOS and Android updated for UK debut

NOOK apps for iOS and Android updated for UK debut

Barnes & Noble's NOOK apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android have been updated, adding broader language support and arriving in the UK download stores for the first time. The new apps - v3.3 - add British English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish language features, along with iPhone 5 support and VoiceOver functionality with Apple's accessibility tools; there's also screen magnification on iOS devices.

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Kindle Fire slashed to $129 in Cyber Monday promo

Kindle Fire slashed to $129 in Cyber Monday promo

Amazon has trimmed the price of its Kindle Fire tablet for Cyber Monday, bringing the 7-inch ereader slate down to $129. Available on both the "Special Offers" subsidized model or - for $144 - the non-subsidized versoin without adverts, the discount means Amazon's tablet temporarily undercuts Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and Google's Nexus 7 by $70.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

The popular bookseller Barnes & Noble surely have a great pair of tablets on their hands, but they are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets. With a strong focus on e-readers and digital content the Nook HD puts up a great fight against the competition. With the iPad mini selling like crazy, the Nexus 7 popular in the Android world, and the Kindle Fire HD does their new Nook HD stand on its own? Read on to find out our thoughts on this impressive 7-inch HD tablet that doubles as the perfect reader.

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Kobo Mini digital reader available for $49.99

Kobo Mini digital reader available for $49.99

I'm sure everyone out there knows that the Friday after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. It's called Black Friday for reason, hordes of shoppers intent on saving money at all costs will descend on stores all around the country. If you don't want be part of the fight to get gifts in typical retail stores and have someone on your shopping list its interested in a new digital reader for Christmas, Kobo has a deal for you.

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B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets have gone on sale in the UK, taking on the iPad and iPad mini with competitive price tags. The two Android-based slates use B&N's latest customized version of the open-source OS, replacing the standard interface with a more multimedia-friendly version complete with hooks into the retailer's own stores for ebooks, magazines, apps, and - eventually - video.

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Amazon Kindle turns 5 today

Amazon Kindle turns 5 today

If you can believe it, it was five years ago today when Amazon launched their first Kindle ereader to the public. Granted, it was a little chunky and covered in all sorts of buttons, but it introduced a new way of reading to the world, and since then, many companies have joined in on the fun to get their slice of the ereader market.

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Kobo Arc now on sale in Canada, UK, and France

Kobo Arc now on sale in Canada, UK, and France

Kobo has announced that their newest device, the Arc tablet, is available for purchase in Canada and the United Kingdom, while France will have it stock starting on Monday. Kobo is an often forgotten brand, thanks to the dominance of Amazon's Kindle series of products, as well as Barnes & Noble's NOOK ereaders and tablets. However, it seems Kobo is looking to make an international dent in the market with its Arc tablet.

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Sony Reader for iOS hits App Store

Sony Reader for iOS hits App Store

Sony has launched a version of its Reader ebook app for iOS, taking on Apple's iBooks and Amazon's Kindle with its first ebook software for the iPhone and iPad. The free app promises the same reading experience as on Sony's standalone Reader hardware, with access to the cloud-based Reader library to download previous purchases.

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Kobo Glo and Mini ereaders headed for Japan

Kobo Glo and Mini ereaders headed for Japan

Kobo has announced that two of its ereaders are slated for release in Japan: the Kobo Glo and the Kobo Mini. As its name suggests, the Kobo Glo features a glowing display, while the Mini is said to be "the world's smallest full-featured eReader." The Kobo Glo is currently available for pre-order, while the Mini won't be available for a bit longer.

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NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

While the device may be old news for those living in the states, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch is now available for those who live across the pond in the UK. The regular model, as well as the Glowlight model, are now available to purchase. Plus, the UK can now also pre-order the NOOK HD and the NOOK HD+, which is set to arrive late next month.

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