Whoever said big things come in small packages holds good for this new ebook reader on the market. Yes, I am referring to TrekStor Pyrus Mini which, with its 4.3” screen, is the smallest ebook reader we have today.
Apart from the compact size, if you’re wondering what else makes it stand out among the variety of e book readers we have on the market, here you go. It is worth noting that the TrekStor Pyrus Mini takes the distinction of being one among the very few… Read the rest
Ectaco has recently launched its Jetbook Color 2 ebook reader, but has done it in a quiet manner. The question is why? The next generation Jetbook is embedded with E-ink Triton 2, making it attractive enough so that technology enthusiasts will surely embrace it. E-Ink Triton 2 is actually a new generation color screen for a conventional range of ebook readers. This display embeds a layer of film that allows high contrast and indeed much sharper display features in comparison to the previous generation of… Read the rest
This might not even cross your mind – the latest $69 basic Kindle is out for grabs. With its stunning price, it is the cheapest ebook reader available on the market and it features the darkest and boldest fonts. There’s a very thin yet negligible line between this and the others but it is, nevertheless, the winner.
Even the Kindle Paperwhite, which presents a higher resolution screen, may not top the basic Kindle. Actually, the fonts on the Kindle Paperwhite are thinner and sharper. The… Read the rest
March 7th brought a new ebook reader to the German markets. Tolino Shine is the name of the device that recently came out from a partnership between Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, in cooperation with Germany’s leading bookstore chains—Thalia, Weltbild and Hugendubel respectively.
This device will be available in 1500 partner retail stores and online, at a cost of €99 ($129 USD) and it will definitely challenge the already established names on the European market: Amazon’s Kindle and the Kobo ebook reader.
Tolino Shine has a… Read the rest
Bookeen has recently obtained a partnership on a new cloud storage system for ebooks in collaboration with Thalia Books and Deutsche Telekom of Germany. In addition to managing the new storage system, there is another superb feature which allows all Cybooks in the Thalia ebook stores to synchronize the content including latest ebooks, archived ebooks, opened pages on devices and the last page read, on the Thalia system.
Further, Bookeen provides a new characteristic on this generation of ebook readers. They allow all the bookstores… Read the rest
The first publishing meeting of 2013 – the Digital Book World has ended, but has witnessed a real hype about EPUB3 and HTML5 as the new digital formats of choice. There is no consensus on where the future is taking us, therefore many indie companies are employing any of the two. The major question to ponder on is whether HTML5 or EPUB3 will be future of digital publishing in the New Year.
Giants like Kobo and Barnes and Nobles announced the inclusion of the EPUB3… Read the rest
The increasing trend to buy smartphones, ebook readers and tablets has the purpose to facilitate carrying a larger number of books on you. It is usually very expensive to buy ebooks from Amazon and other retail stores, thus users have started to hunt free options on the Internet. Public domain books are those downloadable for free, because their copyrights have expired. There are many interesting places on the Internet to find such free eBooks.
The public domain ebooks are usually in EPUB format which… Read the rest
Publishers Weekly posted an intriguing article on the possibility of buying ebooks directly from grocery stores, drug stores and other markets in the coming few months. According to the article, this can happen in next six to eight months or even before.
The newly born ebook market is still in its evolutionary period. It is still a bit odd to think of buying ebooks from the regular grocery or stores like Walmart and Walgreens, but this is going to become a reality sooner than we… Read the rest
One particular issue that normally arises on the subject of ebook readers and PCs is actually which is superior in electronic reading? Quite a few people find it difficult attempting to select from similar devices, especially those released by the same market leaders: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
iPad vs Kindle
The most important thing to think about is the way these devices will likely be used in. Some opinions are that E Ink ebook readers are usually more suitable to… Read the rest
Ectaco has recently launched a unique series of tablets with a built-in keyboard and a language translator. Ectaco Partner Lux tab has a 5 inch resistive touch screen with the resolution of 800X480 pixels and features a stylus. The internal memory is of 2GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB through a MicroSD card. The battery life is quite sound, lasting nearly 10 hours, as the device is equipped with 3350 mAh Li-Polymer rechargeable battery.
The prominent feature of this device is… Read the rest