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How to Save the E-Reader

How to Save the E-Reader

Does the e-reader need saving? If Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the like have sold plenty of units, the category is still facing some tough competition and it lacks a compelling reason to exist. Apple has fired the first shots in the consumer tablet war, but I think e-reader devices can easily survive if they avoid that fight altogether.

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B&N 3G/WiFi nook price slashed to $199.99

B&N 3G/WiFi nook price slashed to $199.99

Like the idea of a cut-price Barnes & Noble nook but unwilling to give up 3G connectivity and settle for the $150 WiFi-only version?  As well as the new, entry-level model, Best Buy has also announced a price cut for the original nook, which brings it down from a Kindle-matching $259 to just $199.99.

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WiFi only Nook turns up at Best Buy on the cheap

WiFi only Nook turns up at Best Buy on the cheap

Back in April, we talked a bit about a rumored Nook Lite eReader from Barnes & Noble that would feature WiFi only. Since that rumor started, we haven’t heard much more about the device. That Nook Lite is now up for pre-order on BestBuy.com.

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Barnes & Noble PubIt! self-publishing ebook service due Summer 2010

Barnes & Noble PubIt! self-publishing ebook service due Summer 2010

Barnes & Noble have announced PubIt!, a way for independent publishers and authors to create their own ebook content for the B&N ebook store, and the company's response to the Kindle Digital Text platform.  Full royalty details for B&N PubIt! are yet to be confirmed, but ebooks produced via the system will be DRM encrypted and available not only on the nook but the retailer's PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry clients.

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Google Editions Could Lead eBook Industry With Access to Over 4 Million Titles

Google Editions Could Lead eBook Industry With Access to Over 4 Million Titles

There's no doubt that, out of any company on the planet, that when Google gets involved with something, they go big. Even things like Google Buzz, which may not seem all that big now, we can be sure that Google is trying to figure out a way to make it bigger. Now, with Google Editions, it seems that just a simple announcement last week wasn't good enough. Now they want all of the people involved in the eReader/eBook market to start really worrying about the Mountain View's company emergence into the market.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2010

Another week come and gone, check out the latest Week in Review! Early this week we learned that there was an antitrust inquiry brewing with Apple at the center. The inquiry has to do with the iPhone OS 4.0 SDK and Adobe is said to be behind it.

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B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

Barnes & Noble have announced a new firmware version for their dual-screen nook ebook reader.  nook firmware v1.3 adds a new (beta) web browser, which uses the E Ink display for content and the touchscreen color LCD for navigation, together with faster page-turns, speedier ebook opening and some new games.  Meanwhile the Read In Store feature - which allows nook owners to preview entire ebooks while connected to B&N store WiFi - has now been activated.

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Barnes & Noble Launches New nook Advertising Campaign

Barnes & Noble Launches New nook Advertising Campaign

The Apple iPad is apparently a pretty good eReader. And, it has a pretty impressive (if still ultimately lacking) book store under its belt, so why wouldn't the two other mainstays in the eReader department be changing things up? We already heard that the Amazon Kindle is heading to Target, so now it's about time for Barnes & Noble to step things up. And, if we have to wait for that nook 2, we can deal with some new advertising, if we have to.

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Barnes & Noble nook Lite Will Supposedly Feature WiFi Only

Barnes & Noble nook Lite Will Supposedly Feature WiFi Only

The Barnes and Noble nook has been available (mostly) for a few months now, so why shouldn't the rumors about what's coming next start up? Seems perfectly natural to us. And, after we reviewed the original and gave it a few high praises, we're just as interested as anyone else to hear about whatever it is that Barnes and Noble may be cooking up in the technological ovens.

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Barnes & Noble nook arrives at Best Buy April 18th

Barnes & Noble nook arrives at Best Buy April 18th

It comes as little surprise, but Best Buy have announced that - as of April 18th - they will be offering the Barnes & Noble nook in their retail stores.  The nook will be priced at $259.99, and be sold alongside B&N ebook gift cards for those wanting to give the dual-display ereader as a present (or if they're unwilling or unable to use their credit card).

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The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

It's Wednesday. And interestingly enough, we're probably not the only ones considering today "the day before." The day before what? Well, it's the day before we get to fire up our legendary, homegrown liveblogging system again. We'll be at the iPhone OS 4.0 event, and hopefully you'll join us as we detail what's going down with the latest software update from Cupertino. Until then, we've got tonight's Daily Slash. As we go forth, we'll look into the best of the best in the R3 Media's network. And in the dredge net, we've got the most notorious eReader rumored to make a retail appearance soon, and we have Nintendo telling the world that the iPad isn't for gaming. Then we've got lightsabers that will save your from the dark. And finally, a cellphone that goes way out of its way to be ridiculous.

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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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