Showing posts with label e-reader. Show all posts
Showing posts with label e-reader. Show all posts

Monday, October 1, 2012

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Built-in light

Amazon Kindle paperwhite
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The latest e-reader from Amazon the Kidle Paperwhite starts shipping globally from today. One of the special features of the Paperwhite, is its built-in light. Kind of similar to Barnes and Noble glowlight. Offering readers the ability to read in any kind of light situation either night or day. The light is evenly displaced within the screen and not directed at the reader's eyes. Illuminating and e-ink screen can be quiet a task which Amazon has almost reached perfection in.

The Paperwhite comes in two versions, a 3G version for $179 and a Wi-Fi version for $119. Each Paperwhite is capable of holding 1,100 books and can can last for more than 8 weeks on a single battery charge, this even with the light on. Now this is an impressive e-reader.

So, how good is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite's built-in light.
You will feel that the device glows when it is switched on. Unlike back-lit displays that project light out to a users' eyes. The Built-in lighting of the Paperwhite actually guides lights from above onto the whole screen. So the device has a glowing feel to it - this allows users to adjust the light to all reading conditions; sunny day at the beach or nighttime reading conditions. There is also no glare from the device when you turn it on, on a sunny day. Amazon achieved this by flattening out fiber optic cable into a sheet and nanoprinting to ensure even distribution and display of light. Thereby reducing eyestrain on the e-ink screen, as there is a balanced whiteness across the display. 
Read More: Official Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Your Nook dosent arrive before Xmas. You get a $100 free gift.

Customer have been informed by Barnes & Nobel Inc. that if they do not receive their e-reader Nook by Dec 24th, they would receive an online gift certificate for $100. The Nook is a wireless reader that costs $259.

Responding to a request for comment Saturday, Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said:

"The vast majority of customers who pre-ordered nooks and were given a pre-holiday estimated shipping date should receive their devices in time for the holidays. We are working very hard to keep up with the demand and to get all nook orders out the door and to customers on or before Dec. 24. Unfortunately, there may be a very small percentage of customers who may not receive their nooks before the holiday. We communicated with this handful of customers yesterday, offering our sincere apologies and providing them with the following: a nook holiday gift certificate so that they have something to wrap and give if it was bought as a gift as well as a gift certificate that can be used online. Any customer who has not yet received their device but whose ship date prior to the holidays has changed in anyway was notified yesterday of updated timing."

The Nook made it's debut at a launch in New York on Oct 20th. This is the first Android powered e-reader. back then the demand was so great that customers were told not to expect the device before December 11th. The demand has been so great that the company said customers who had ordered before Oct 20th would be given priority.

E-readers are popular and make for great gifts. 

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

5 major publishers to take on Amazon with new store

Five major publishers have announced they plan to join forces to develop an online storefront for their content. As more and more readers cancel their subscriptions to read stories online. Major publishing houses have needed to come up with ways to attract and retain the modern audience who has begun to spend more and more time online. Looking for and gathering information.

"Five major publishers -- Conde Nast Publications, Hearst Corp., Meredith Corp., News Corp. and Time Inc. -- announced Tuesday they will join forces to develop an online storefront to rival Inc"

They also hope to create software for devices that do not exist. Cell phones that are highly advanced compared to anything available right now in the market. e-readers that are more sophisticated that today's mostly black and white readers.

The venture has still not been named but its outlines are visible. It was originally thought to be an online store to sell magazines but we now see that the final store front might sell a whole set of mags and devices.

The five partners also hope to recruit other publishers to use the software they develop.

pcworld has this to say

"The new digital format is targeted at a new generation of touchscreen-equipped smart phones, e-readers, and tablet computers, including the just-announced Fusion Garage JooJoo (previously known as the CrunchPad), and the anticipated-but-unannounced Apple tablet, which many industry watchers expect to debut sometime in 2010

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