What is it?

An ebook portable reader is a digital book reader where you can access electronic book that you store in this gadget conveniently. Ebook portable reader takes the place of a physical book. There are two big companies, Sony and Kindle who launched brand new ebook portable reader. Both Sony’s and Amazon’s version of the ebook portable reader is the size of a trade paperback, so it mimics the feel of a book more than a PDA did in years past. With ebook portable reader, you don’t need a PC to download ebooks anymore. You can buy and download and store as many as 200 books in addition to magazines on this ebook portable reader wireless device. You can also download blogs and even newspapers.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Amazon Kindle 1st gen: Cheap as chips

Previously reviewed with a great outcome the original amazon kindle is now available for less than $150 per fect pricing and perfectly in time for christmas.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Fun Reader?! Nintendo Dsi

Do you sometimes get bored of reading your book and need a break or maybe you want to get a little more serious and have a read rather than play your game.

This pocket gadget is actually a bitesize ebook reader with wifi and probably the best portable games console available.

The Nintendo DSialready has a classic books cartridge with 100 classic books.
There is a big future for the ebook reader application on the dsi and as far as those searching for a pocket sized reader and gamer there is no other option.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Fujitsu-Siemens Stylistic ST6012 Tablet Notebook - Quite a mouthfull

A BIG price tag to put on the love child of Fujitsu and Siemens.

TheFujitsu Stylistic ST6012

The first of the generation of super tablet pc's. A lot of competition is ahead from apple and Toshiba, both set to release their tablets toward the end of 2009. But they will have to be something special to live up to the spec of the ST6012.

What's it packin'?

-Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4GHz Processor
-2048MB Memory
-160GB Hard Drive
-12.1 inch WXGA TFT Display

No one has reviewed it yet because no once can afford it. Will you be the first?
Feel free to post a comment on this article, maybe even a review.

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Toshiba Tablet Launch

The JournE tablet features 7-inch touch screen and is based on the Windows Embedded OS so it will instantly spring to life when switched on. The numbers are impressive too! 1GB of internal memory that can be extended to up to 32GB with a plug-in SD card. Toshiba say the battery life is like that of a mobile phone, lasting up to a whopping 14 hours!

The layout will be similar to that of the iphone and all the latest generation 3g mobile phones and will set you back €249 (US$356) which is considerably less than the apple tablet.

This super gadget will be available toward the end of the year (09) just in time for the holidays.

Apple watch out . . .

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Where to get free ebooks

There are so many free ebooks available on the interweb.

Let's start with a quality source amazon.com which has all the classics like moby dick, 20,000 leagues etc all for free.


Source 2 is http://www.free-ebooks.net/ which has a wide variety of very readable free how to, self help, educational and more. No novels but definitely worth a look.

Source 3 is a huge collection. If you really like reading and or are very studious or in university this collection has a wide variety of biographies, politics, poetry psychology and much much more. http://manybooks.net/

http://www.getfreeebooks.com/ is another site with a huge variety. I like this site because its layout is very user friendly and pleasant to use.

That's plenty to keep you going for now, more to be disclosed soon.

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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Scribbler, Jotter - Hanvon 5" Ebook Reader N518

The Hanvon 5" Ebook Reader N518 for English and Chinese with Handwriting Technology


-Read English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Books: hundreds of books pre-loaded free
-Handwriting technology to make notes and comments
-Paper like display by E-ink technology, Audio Book, and MP3 Player
-Ultr slim and light with long battery life: Pocket size, 6.5 oz, 8000+ page flips each recharge
-Extremely large capacity with 4GB SD card (up to 32GB) for thousands of books with support for most popular formats including PDF, TXT, etc

Hanvon E-book Reader enables you to read both English and Chinese books. N518 is the only e-reader device with handwriting technology to let you make notes, comments, and highlights the same way you do when read paper books. In addition for reading books, you can use it to listen to audio books and MP3 music. It has pre-loaded tens of English books and hundreds of Chinese books, so it is really a portable library. In addition to reading English books like any other competing reading devices, pre-loaded Chinese books can be all you need for Chinese reading no matter if you are a Chinese or a westerner learning Chinese. Pre-loaded Chinese books include, but not limited to, novels, literature and poems, histry, Buddhism sutras and master stories, Confucius classics, and Taoism books, etc. Handwriting Letter and word recognition. Media Format Supported TEXT: TXT, HTXT, HTML, PDF, DOC. Image: JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF. Audio: MP3

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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Mobile Phone eBook reader applications

These are just a few of the applications available to smartphones for reading ebooks.

Tiny eBook Reader allows you to read ebooks in several formats, is lightning fast, highly configurable and can read books of any size. Most internet connected mobile devices (cellular phones, PDAs, etc) are supported.

Microsoft Reader is a free, downloadable software application that allows you to read eBooks on Windows-based devices you may already own. Take advantage of a growing marketplace of over 60,000 eBook titles while enjoying the convenience and features of Microsoft Reader.

TomeRaider 3 is the world's favourite cross-platform document viewer - with thousands of freely available reference works, e-books and other texts available from www.TomeRaider.com & www.memoware.com.

From small e-texts to huge encyclopedias, movie and wine guides - only TomeRaider3 has the power and the features to bring this content to your handheld.

Just a few of the best smartphones for reading ebooks. . .

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

The most advance e-reader is here - iRex Digital Reader 1000 S

The display is large (10.2" 1024x1280, I believe the largest currently on the market) and crystal clear and the stylus used for pointing, writing and making comments on existing text, makes it easy to interact.

I've been reading digital newspapers using the PressReader software and PressDisplay website and even used it to read digital versions of Scientific American, the New Yorker and Wired Magazine. Because of the large display I can read these in the same layout as the original magazine, although the text tends to be a bit smaller than the original print.
I use Adobe Acrobat to produce the necessary PDF files if they are not provided by the magazine/journal.

The iRex Digital Reader 1000S displays scientific papers in PDF format without any problems.

On the downside the reader have stalled on me a couple of times when I accidentally pressed a couple of buttons at the same time, but the "downtime" seems much less than some earlier comments on other websites have indicated. Perhaps the new software release 1.6 have addressed some of these problems.

Also the device was a bit slow when loading graphics intensive content such as Scientic American.

Yes the price is hefty, but if you want the really large display and help the environment then this is a great product.

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Friday, 21 August 2009

The chosen one - Jointech JE100

The Jointech JE100 features a 7-inch screen that uses an LCD touchscreen instead of e-ink.

Whats it made of?

-400MHz CPU,
-128MB of flash memory, and
-64 MB worth of RAM
-Optional 4GB extra storage.
-Battery life is about 3-6 hours
-USB ports, built in speakers

The JE100 will also have Mobipocket Reader and support for eReader and MSReader.
There are rumours floating around it will be capable of video and audio playback and also possess the ability to view microsoft office documents.

This will be the grand daddy of the ebook readers and is borderline a tablet pc, but doesn't quite make it into that catagorey.

Worth the wait? Only time will tell

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