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Color E Ink displays demonstrated to Amazon and B&N

Color E Ink displays demonstrated to Amazon and B&N

E Ink-owning heavyweight PVI have apparently been showing off their latest color ereader display prototypes to Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in both 6-inch and 9.7-inch sizes, ahead of mass production in Q4 2010.  The news follows earlier comments from PVI's VP of marketing that color E Ink devices would begin shipping in Q1 2011.

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Teclast K9 dual-screen ereader borrows from Kindle, nook & Alex

Teclast K9 dual-screen ereader borrows from Kindle, nook & Alex

While Barnes & Noble and Spring Design hold their dual-screen ereader legal battle in the US courts, over in China they're simply getting on with "borrowing" the design concept themselves.  Spotted at the Shenzhen EREXPO ("E-Reader Expo") this week was the Teclast K9, an ereader with the buttons and controls of a Kindle but the dual-displays of a nook or Alex.

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Marvell Shows Off Android Tablet, Could Ship Later This Year

Marvell Shows Off Android Tablet, Could Ship Later This Year

Tablets are back in style, no thanks to a little thing called the iPad, and there's nothing wrong with that. Sure, there's going to be all sorts of failures out there, but at least we can hope that the majority of these slate-style mini-computers will be worth our time. Take, for example, this 10-inch tablet that Marvell was showing off at the Future of Publishing Summit on Tuesday. It's running the Android mobile Operating System, which isn't that big of a surprise, and it's got a few features that make it seem worthwhile.

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Pocketbook 360° reviewed: fastest ereader around

Pocketbook 360° reviewed: fastest ereader around

Given the number of wireless-enabled, high-aspiring ereaders we've seen promised for launch and then failing to turn up on schedule - Plastic Logic and Spring Design, we're looking at you - there are times when you wonder if you're better off with a regular ebook device that does the basics well.  One such example might be the Pocketbook 360°, a non-wireless reader around the size of a CD case and half the weight of a Kindle or nook; it may not let you download ebooks while on the move, but it does apparently boast super-fast speed and usability.

Video hands-on after the cut

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Spring Design Alex on sale Tuesday March 16th?

Spring Design Alex on sale Tuesday March 16th?

From one delayed ebook reader to another, and it's now the turn of the Spring Design Alex to throw some grist into the rumor mill.  According to our tipster the company's Android-based dual display ereader - which has an E Ink panel up top and an LCD touchscreen underneath - will go on sale at the company's site come Tuesday March 16th.

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Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

So come the first week of March, and Spring Design still has yet to reveal any signs of its dual screen Alex e-reader being available for pre-order, last seen at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.  The company's website has been reading "keep checking in and by the first week of March you'll be able to preorder your Alex online".

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Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Do it yourself kits aren't new, and it's not even a new phase washing over the world. People have been finding ways to make things on their own for quite a long time. It's part of man's ingenuity. But some times, or maybe even more often than not, doing it yourself can be a real pain. Well, Pixel Qi wants to make it at least a little bit easier for you to replace that bland ol' LCD screen on your laptop by offering you a do it yourself kit.

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Entourage eDGe gets reviewed: double-displays but half-baked?

Entourage eDGe gets reviewed: double-displays but half-baked?

As a distinctive dual-display device (running Android no less) there's been plenty of attention on the Entourage eDGe e-reader since it was announced late last year.  Packing a separate E Ink panel with an active digitizer and a touchscreen LCD with the Android UI, Entourage bill the eDGe as the ideal education, reading and research tool.  Over at LAPTOP, however, they're not so sure; they've been reviewing the eDGe, and the end result is a feeling that it's not quite market-ready.

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Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Ereader display heavyweight E Ink reckon they'll have a color e-paper panel ready in time for devices to ship in the first quarter of 2011, according to their VP of marketing.  Speaking to PCMag this week, Sriram Peruvemba revealed that E Ink plan to show off newer color e-paper displays at SID in a few weeks time, and that the company is working on significantly improved refresh rates.

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1Cross B’ook ereader: Entourage eDGe on a budget? [Video]

1Cross B’ook ereader: Entourage eDGe on a budget? [Video]

Trade shows always bring out some unusual hardware, and the 1Cross B'ook is perhaps one of the odder we've seen from CeBIT 2010 so far this week.  Borrowing from the design of both the Entourage eDGe and the Barnes & Noble nook, the dual-display clamshell ereader has a 6-inch E Ink panel on the left side and a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen on the right; unlike the eDGe, the majority of the right side is taken up by a physical touch-sensitive keyboard and shortcut buttons.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS DR-900 ereader launches: 9-inch E Ink & optional 3G

ASUS DR-900 ereader launches: 9-inch E Ink & optional 3G

ASUS have outed their new ebook reader at CeBIT 2010 this week, the DR-900, a 9-inch super-slim device with an E Ink display.  The ASUS DR-900 - according to the brief PR blurb the company have supplied - has integrated WiFi and optional 3G connectivity, and they reckon it's no thicker than a pencil.

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Western Digital My Passport Studio HDD gets E-Ink status display

Western Digital My Passport Studio HDD gets E-Ink status display

Western Digital have outed a new portable hard-drive, the My Passport Studio, and like the My Book Studio before it they've slapped on a super-frugal E Ink panel to show drive status details.  Available in 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities, the My Passport Studio has both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections and comes ready formatted for use with a Mac.

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