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  • Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 Inch Price Drops, Goes on Sale in Europe and Japan

    Amazon announced that Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is now available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

  • News Corp's Amplify Unit Unveils Education Tablet

    Amplify CEO Joel Klein unveiled the company's much anticipated $300 open-source 10-inch tablet, designed specifically for K-12 classrooms, at a presentation at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas.

  • Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Company

    Amazon has acquired IVONA Software, a text-to-speech technology company whose products power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” features on Kindle Fire tablets.

  • Kobo Has Strong December

    Kobo has reported that its sales are up, climbing 150% in December, and giving the device company 20% of the global e-reader market.

  • Scholastic Report Finds More E-book Reading Among Children

    The fourth edition of Scholastic's "Kids & Family Reading Report" put the emphasis on what the growth in e-books and digital reading devices has had on the reading habits of children aged 6-17 as well as their parents.

  • Nook Tablets at Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart has started carrying Barnes & Noble’s two newest Nook tablets at all of its stores.

  • News Corp.'s Joel Klein Outlines Plans for Amplify Education Unit

    Joel Klein, former New York City schools chancellor, now executive v-p at News Corp. and director of Amplify, its education unit, offered a presentation on Amplify's business model and plans to release hardware and software solutions optimized for a new generation of digitally savvy students and teachers.

  • Barnes & Noble Launches PubIt! in U.K.

    Barnes & Noble announced last month that its Nook reading devices, as well as e-books and applications for reading them, would become available in the U.K. this year. Starting this week, U.K. customers (including those in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) are now also able to purchase e-books created using PubIt!, B&N’s self-service e-Book publishing program.

  • Tale of the Tablets: 2012

    One day, the year 2012 may be remembered as the year of the multimedia tablet device.

  • Kindle Share of E-book Reading at 55%

    At the end of June, Amazon’s Kindle family of reading devices was used to read e-books by 55% of e-book buyers, according to figures compiled by Bowker Market Research.

  • iPad Mini: A Supercharged E-Reader with A Middling Screen and a High Price

    Apple's new iPad mini is the best small tablet on the market and makes an amazing e-reader; the only problems are its not-so-hi-res screen and it's not-quite-low-enough price tag.

  • B&N’s E-Ink Devices Go On Sale in U.K. Today

    In a move that puts Barnes & Noble on the path to becoming an international content and technology provider, the retailer began selling its Nook Simple Touch (£79) and Nook Simple Glow-Light (£109) e-ink reading devices today at more than 1,600 retail outlets in the U.K.

  • Apple Unveils $329 iPad Mini

    At a live-streamed press event held Tuesday at the California Theatre in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled a $329 miniature version of its popular iPad tablet. The iPad mini has a 7.9 inch screen (diagonally), and is basically equivalent in power and features to Apple's iPad 2, the second-generation iPad released in 2011.

  • Txtr Unveils Reading Device to Encourage Mobile Reading

    In a venture designed to bring giant mobile phone carriers more directly into the book market, German e-book retailer Txtr has unveiled plans at the Frankfurt Book Fair to release a new e-ink digital reading device that can be offered as an inexpensive premium through phone plans.

  • B&N Drops Nook Glowlight to $119

    Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch with Glowlight is now $119, a price drop from $139.

  • B&N Unveils Redesigned Nook Tablet Devices

    Barnes & Noble has unveiled the 7-inch Nook HD starting at $199 (8GB) and a 9-inch Nook HD+ starting at $269 (16GB), a new generation of redesigned lightweight multimedia tablet readers with sharper, high resolution screens, faster processors and new shopping interfaces and recommendation software.

  • Kindle Fire HD Brings Amazon's Tablet Offerings Up to Speed

    Everything about the new Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet from Amazon makes it a superior device to the original Kindle Fire, which was released about a year ago. That may be more a comment on the faults of the original Fire than on the features of the new one, which brings Amazon up to speed with other tablets.

  • Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire HD Tablets

    Amazon has refreshed its line of Kindles, introducing four new devices, updating the original Kindle Fire, and dropping the price on the cheapest e-ink Kindle to $69.

  • Kobo Releases Upgraded Suite of Digital Reading Devices

    E-book retailer Kobo has released an upgraded suite of e-reading devices with new functionality and pricing, including the Kobo Arc, a new 7-inch multimedia tablet device starting at $200 that replaces the first Kobo tablet, the Kobo Vox.

  • B&N Adds More U.K. Retailers to Sell Nook Devices

    Following on its deal with the John Lewis retail chain announced earlier this week, Barnes & Noble announced partnerships with three major British book retailers to sell its suite of Nook e-ink digital readers in physical stores and online. Beginning in October, B&N will offer its digital readers for sale through the multi-channel chain retailer Argosy, academic retailer Blackwell’s and independent bookstore chain Foyles.

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