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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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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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