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Mobile

The new Kobo Clara HD is a worthy (and affordable) Kindle competitor

Kindle may be the first name that comes to mind when you think of ebook readers, but Kobo has been making excellent devices for nearly a decade. Its newest model, the Kobo Clara HD, is a budget reader with a few unexpected features.
Mobile

Amazon’s Kindle for Kids bundle aims to inspire next generation of readers

Amazon's updated Kindle for Kids bundle includes a Kindle ereader, of course, but also a durable case (in a selection of colors) and generous two-year warranty. It's shipping now.
Mobile

Amazon’s Kindle Convert turns paper books into digital ones

Amazon's new Kindle Convert tool helps reading fans turn their physical books into digital ones, though the fact that it probably takes an age to do means it's likely aimed more at occasional users with unique material rather than those…
Mobile

Amazon launches high-end Voyage ebook reader, plus refreshed Kindle

Amazon launched two new e-readers Wednesday night. The high-end $199 Voyage device is the company's thinnest and features a new way to turn pages. Meanwhile, its refreshed Kindle comes with a 20 percent faster processor, 4GB of storage, and…
Mobile

Want to read ebooks in the shower? Try the Kobo Aura H2O ereader

Ideal for anyone that spends lots of time relaxing by the pool, the Kobo Aura H2O is a new ereader that will be perfectly fine submerged within a bit more than three feet of water for about half an hour.
Mobile

Amazon reportedly prepping new high-res Kindle Paperwhite

Less than three months after launching the second iteration of its Paperwhite e-reader, Amazon is reportedly already prepping the next version, complete with a high-res display, ambient light sensor, and plenty more besides.
Mobile

Hands On: Kobo’s Aura e-reader commands a premium for bookstore freedom

Kobo’s Aura makes it easier to view content from the Web and doesn’t come locked to just one bookstore, but bookworms will need to decide if it’s worth the fairly substantial price premium.
Mobile

Price cut: Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight now $100, updated version could be in the works

Barnes & Noble is now offering its Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader for $99, down from $119. The device's second price cut in just under a year could indicate that a refreshed model is in the works.
Mobile

Send to Kindle debuts for Mac & PC, gives Instapaper a run for its money

Reading your favorite websites on the go just got even easier. Amazon extended its Kindle empire further today with the launch of the "Send to Kindle" button and application.
Mobile

Fading print: E-book reading on the rise along with e-reader and tablet ownership

The results of a new survey suggest more Americans than ever are reading e-books, reflecting the rapid rise in e-reader and tablet ownership.
Mobile

Barnes & Noble reduces Nook Simple Touch e-reader to $80

Barnes & Noble knocked $20 off the cost of its Simple Touch e-reader over the weekend. Consumers can now pick up the dedicated reading device for $79.
Mobile

Hands On: Sony goes back to basics, brings e-book ‘Reader’ app to iOS

Sony might not be the first name you think of when you think written word, but it would like to be. The multimedia giant is bringing its e-book Reader app to iOS devices so Apple users can get the Sony Reader experience. We go hands on to…
Smart Home

Is reading dying or flourishing in the Internet age?

Technophobes may have hailed the death of the book with the advent of TV decades ago, but studies show we’re bigger readers now than ever.
Android

Is the Amazon Kindle in trouble?

The Kindle Fire may be the most successful Android tablet to date, but new figures from IDC show it slipping — and sales of the Kindle e-reader may have dropped through the floor.
Emerging Tech

Amazon Kindle ‘Lending Library’ breaks 100,000 titles

With tons of new Kindle Fire owners using the tablet for all kinds of media consumption, Amazon is aggressively increasing the amount of titles available to borrow for Amazon Prime members.
Android

Microsoft narrows patent battle with Barnes & Noble

Microsoft has dropped one of its patent infringement claims against Barnes & Noble - not on the merits, but to streamline the case.
Emerging Tech

Amazon says Kindle sales tripled during holidays

Although Amazon's fourth quarter results are a bit of a disappointment to Wall Street, the company reports Kindle sales over the holidays nearly tripled from last year.
Android

Book smarts: Why Barnes & Noble is wheeling out big legal guns to back the Nook

Barnes & Noble's Nook business continues to succeed while traditional book sales falter, potentially making it a product worth fighting one of the largest companies in the world for.