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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Today you'll be digging your fingernails into your kneecaps with anticipation all the more readily as Amazon ships their Kindle Paperwhite device to stores across the USA. If you've ordered a unit beforehand, expect your device to be getting to your home either today or within the next couple of days without a doubt. If you're thinking about getting an e-reader in the near future and have been thinking about grabbing a Kindle, now is the time - have a peek at our full Kindle Paperwhite review and check the details.
Barnes & Noble has made the expected NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight price cut official, rising to the challenge set by Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite. The NOOK - which, as with Amazon's new ereader, has an illuminated display for nighttime reading - has been cut to a Kindle-matching $119, down twenty bucks from its launch price. However, B&N claims, the bargain doesn't end there.
Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the first Kindle with a front lit or built-in light for perfect reading anywhere. No longer will night readers have to keep a nearby lamp on and disturb others, or clip on a retro-style light. Does the new Paperwhite deliver on its promise for perfect reading anywhere? Read on to find out.
Amazon has released a video showing their team of engineers that've worked on the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite explaining the technology that makes it a top of the line device in the e-reader universe today. What you've got here is sharpness and brightness enough to view in many conditions - but it's more than that. Because it's not optimal to look at a book with the area around the letters shining brightly directly into your eyes, the Kindle crew here has turned the whole show on its head, shining light from the side of the screen across it, down toward the display through a reflecting film layer just 0.5mm thin.
Barnes & Noble has refreshed its NOOK tablet range, revealing the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, a duo of high-definition Android-based slates with some ambitious aspirations. Replacing the well-esteemed NOOK Tablet, the two new models balance competitive pricing - kicking off at $199 for the 7-incher and $269 for its 9-inch sibling - with impressive specifications, not least eye-catching HD displays. We caught up with B&N for some early playtime with the touchscreen pair.