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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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Kindle hits Japan: Paperwhite, Fire & Fire HD plus Japanese-language ebooks

Kindle hits Japan: Paperwhite, Fire & Fire HD plus Japanese-language ebooks

Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Paperwhite in Japan, alongside a new Japanese-language Kindle Store. Over 50,000 Japanese-language ebooks, plus over 15,000 manga titles, pad out the Amazon.co.jp Kindle Store, the company says, alongside English books as well, for a total of over 1m titles when the electronic store opens its virtual doors on Thursday.

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Amazon phasing out Kindle Touch

Amazon phasing out Kindle Touch

With the recent launch of Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite ereader, it seems the company is beginning to phase out its older models. Last week, we saw the Kindle DX quietly get the ax, and now it looks like Amazon will be quietly killing off the Kindle Touch as well. The Kindle Paperwhite is replacing the Kindle Touch from the looks of it.

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Amazon Kindle DX quietly killed off

Amazon Kindle DX quietly killed off

Back in August, Amazon was clearing out some of its Kindle tablets at significantly reduced prices. One of the Kindle tablets that saw a price cut was the Kindle DX. That tablet was available for 29% off making a discount of about $110 at the time.

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Amazon posts disclaimer on Kindle Paperwhite limitations

Amazon posts disclaimer on Kindle Paperwhite limitations

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has proven to be a hit amongst avid ebook readers. The improved contrast and the front-lit display are one of the device's best features, but it doesn't come without its quirks. Amazon issued a disclaimer today that addresses some of the drawbacks of the Kindle Paperwhite, and aims to inform potential buyers about the product.

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Amazon confirms zero Kindle hardware profit

Amazon confirms zero Kindle hardware profit

Amazon makes no profit on its Kindle hardware sales, CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed, with the ereaders and Kindle Fire tablets sold "at our cost" so as to promote ebook, video, and music downloads. The online retailer has long been tight-lipped on its pricing strategy around Kindle, with ongoing rumors that the hardware was sold with minimum profit in mind or, even, at a loss. That's not quite the case, Bezos told the BBC.

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Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release

Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has gone up for preorder in the UK, Germany, and France, with both WiFi-only and 3G versions of the illuminated ereader making their debut outside of the US. Shipping from October 25, the new ereader uses E Ink's latest e-paper display complete with a front-lighting system which makes the Kindle's screen visible in low-light conditions without the glare of a traditional LCD or AMOLED tablet.

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Humble Bundle returns offering eBooks galore

Humble Bundle returns offering eBooks galore

We've barely had time to enjoy the games featured in Humble Indie Bundle 6, but already the Humble Bundle folks are at it again. This time, however, there's a twist. Instead of targeting this latest bundle at the unwashed gaming masses (only kidding), this latest Humble Bundle is all about the bookworms. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Humble eBook Bundle.

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Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

It would appear that the honor of being the lightest e-reader on the planet has been claimed by Bookeen and their new Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight, complete with E-Ink HD display and the 6th generation since the start of the line. This device will be launched in November starting in Europe and the folks at Bookeen have made it clear that they're coming for Amazon's lunch, noting their power in a single sentence: "Since 1998, Bookeen has been the European champion in digital reading years before Amazon entered the market."

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txtr beagle announced as world’s smallest ereader

txtr beagle announced as world’s smallest ereader

Amazon's Kindle series, as well as Barnes & Noble's own line of NOOK ereaders offer consumers a small and portable offering that makes it easy to read on the go. However, if you're still looking for something even smaller, a company called txtr thinks they can deliver that to you with their new beagle 5-inch ereader.

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