eReader

Pocketbook 701 tablet/ereader clears FCC; Froyo in December

Pocketbook's 701 Android tablet/ereader has cleared the FCC, and now the company has shared a few details on what differentiates it from the Pandigital Novel.  According to a Russian spokesperson for Pocketbook, the PB701 will be open to installing third-party apps (there's a suggestion of Android Market support, but that could be poorly translated) and will run Android 2.0 at launch with a 2.2 Froyo update pencilled in for December 2010. Meanwhile there's also video and audio support, unlike on the Pandigital Novel.  Most significantly, however, Pocketbook says that the software has been updated for the IQ, which should hopefully address some of the usability issues that plagued the early Novel units. [via The Digital Reader]

Sharp Galapagos ereader tablets video demos

CEATEC 2010 has been running this week over in Japan, and SlashGear Japan have been checking out the latest Android powered hardware for us.  Sharp's Galapagos ereader tablets have been catching our eye since the company teased them a few months back, and with the official announcement under their belt they've been showing both the 5.5-inch Mobile and 10.8-inch Home models off at the show. As you can see, neither is exactly running in an entirely optimized state at the moment, with page turns and screen navigation sluggish.  More photos at SlashGear Japan. Sharp Galapagos "Mobile": [vms 7b24303ee6a220679dab] Sharp Galapagos "Home": [vms f64d32a5527244d104ce]

Laputa bringing realistic eBook reading to Android

Ebooks are becoming more and more popular as we move even further into the all digital age. While many argue the experience of reading an actual physical book is far greater than reading it on a mobile device or Kindle, many people have an extensive library of books they like to read and it’s a hassle to carry them around. Solving this, a new eBooks app Laputa, is trying to bring the experience of reading an actual book to Android devices featuring page turning animations and a colorful shelf-like user interface similar to that of Apple’s popular iBooks.

New Features added to NOOK for Android

Barnes & Noble’s popular eBook reader application, NOOK, has received some very appreciated updates with it’s third update in seven weeks of being on the platform. Barnes & Noble has been really receptive of user requests and we can see that in every update as more and more features are added. NOOK also utilizes QuickActions making it one of the first to make use of this element in an Android app.

Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet Available for Pre-Order

It's been a little while since we've heard from Velocity Micro. Their Tablet and Reader were a notable topic a few months back, but since then they seemed to just drop off the map entirely. Apparently they were hard at work on making their devices the real deal, because Velocity Micro has just announced that the pair of Android-powered devices are available for pre-order right now.

Pandigital unveils new Android eReader

Pandigital didn't do so well with its first eReader offering having some serious issues. The company is set to come back with a new eReader that will launch next month for $199.99. The eReader will run Android and has some features that sound good on paper.

NOOK for Android spreads Barnes & Noble’s ereader ambitions

Barnes & Noble has released its Android ereader app, promising synchronization with existing ebook download libraries and the ability to access the retailers more than one million titles direct from your Android smartphone.  NOOK for Android is a free download for Android 1.6 phones or above, and supports various fonts and font sizes, portrait and landscape orientation reading, numerous page transition animations and the broadly-used ePub ebook format. If you're already using a nook standalone ereader, or B&N's applications for PC, Mac or iPad, you can sync over your reading status to the new Android app; if you've read ahead on one, it'll automatically whip you to the same place on the other platforms.  It's available now in the Android Market or at www.bn.com/nookforandroid [via SlashGear] Press Release: Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK™ for Android™ – An Easy-to-Use Free eReader Application for Android Devices Announcement Marks Shift to Consistent NOOK Branding Across Barnes & Noble eReading Offering New App Gives Android Users Access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore with More than One Million Digital Titles and Personal B&N Digital Library Only Android eReader Application to Offer eBook Lending New York, New York – July 22, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today introduced NOOK for Android, a fun and easy-to-use Barnes & Noble eReading experience for those with Android-based smartphones and devices. The new application is the latest addition to Barnes & Noble’s slate of free, popular eReader software and the only Android eReader application offering the ability to share eBooks with friends. The new Android app is also the first eReader software to feature Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK-centric branding, leveraging the strength of the company’s NOOK brand across its entire eReading offering. NOOK for Android will soon be followed by an updated NOOK for iPhone®, NOOK for iPad™, and others in the coming months. The new eReader software branding aligns with the company’s current NOOK offering – NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi® eBook Readers, and the recently announced NOOKstudy™ online study platform and software solution for higher education. NOOK for Android offers those with devices using Android OS 1.6 and higher the ability to shop Barnes & Noble’s expansive eBookstore of more than one million eBooks, including new releases, bestsellers and free classics, and download titles in seconds. Any customer’s personal Barnes & Noble eBook library – purchased on a NOOK eBook Reader, online at BN.com or on another BN eReader-enabled device – will easily sync to their device in seconds so their library goes wherever they go. NOOK for Android offers a fun and immersive eReading experience with the ability to customize text with many font styles and sizes, an easy-to-use navigation bar, reading in landscape and portrait modes, and graphical page turns. It is also the first Android eReader application to offer digital lending. Using Barnes & Noble’s unique LendMe™ technology, customers can easily share eligible eBooks for up to 14 days with friends, who can enjoy these digital titles on a NOOK eBook Reader, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch® and PC enabled with free BN eReader software. “NOOK for Android is customizable, fun and easy to use and we’re excited to deliver the most-requested version of our free eReading software to the growing number of mobile customers using Android-based devices,” said Douglas Gottlieb, Vice President, Digital Products for Barnes & Noble.com. “Android customers can enjoy the great NOOK eReading experience on their mobile device, including access to our vast digital catalog and their personal B&N digital library at their finger tips. And, of course, Android users can now enjoy Barnes & Noble’s unique eBook lending feature to share their favorite eBooks with friends.” Added Gottlieb, “With NOOK for Android, and the other renamed software to follow, customers can also easily recognize and have confidence in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK brand to provide them with a fun and easy-to-use eReading experience on any device of their choosing.” Key features available in NOOK for Android include: · Shop Barnes & Noble’s vast eBookstore: Search, explore and browse through more than one million digital titles at www.bn.com/ebooks directly by touching Shop Books from the Library. There are more than a half-million free eBooks available and free samples are offered for all eBooks. Learn more about titles from thousands of editorial and customer reviews. Pick a current bestseller, a classic or anything in between and download it wirelessly in seconds. · Access your personal B&N digital library: All eBooks purchased through the Barnes & Noble eBookstore sync in seconds and are ready to read in your Library. · Lend to friends: NOOK for Android is the only Android eReading app that offers eBook sharing with friends. · Read your way: Customize the eReading experience by choosing from eight font types and five sizes, read in landscape or portrait modes and lock the screen orientation. · Enjoy the read: The fun and immersive experience offers animated or sliding page turns, a navigation scroll bar, bookmarks and more. · Easy access to your content: Using the Library List view, see the cover art, sort and filter your eBooks by author, title or recent reads. Access rich product details for the selected eBook, including the synopsis and more books from that author. · Read across multiple devices: Android users can now complement their eReading experiences with Barnes & Noble’s other eReader experiences such as NOOK eBook Readers, previously announced eBook readers powered by the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, and a variety of other computing and mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry® and HTC HD2™ smartphones, HP computers, PC and Mac®. · Pick up where you left off: Sync the last page read of the last eBook opened on an Android device with BN eReader (soon to be renamed NOOK) software-enabled devices including PC and iPad. Coming soon, both will sync with NOOK for iPhone and more devices to follow. · Follows the standard: Read eBooks formatted in ePub, quickly becoming the industry standard. Those signing up for a new BN.com account when downloading the new application, will also find three Barnes & Noble Classics Series eBooks – Dracula, Little Women and Pride & Prejudice – in their libraries, along with samples of two current bestselling eBooks. NOOK for Android is now available at www.bn.com/nookforandroid. Barnes & Noble continually enhances its eReader software and will add new features to its Android offering this summer including highlights and notes, a search library and look-up feature, library grid-view and more. For more information on free BN eReader (soon to be renamed NOOK) software and apps, please visit www.bn.com/ebooks/download-reader.asp. The Barnes & Noble Digital Library Advantage Barnes & Noble’s Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on a variety of devices as well as on BN.com. In addition, Barnes & Noble’s use of ePub format and Adobe technology allows customers to read all of their digital content across a growing universe of devices.

Two Acer Android 2.2 tablets due Q4 2010?

Acer's 7-inch Android tablet will get a larger sibling device, a 10-inch version, according to notebook sources speaking to DigiTimes.  Both units will run Android 2.2 - complete with Adobe Flash support - on ARM chipsets, and be focused on multimedia use; that will allow Acer to continue to push their own dedicated ereader products (shown below) with minimal overlap. The two Android tablets will each have integrated 3G connectivity, and Acer is tipped to be in discussion with carriers with regards not just the data backbone but marketing the products.  That could indicate subsidized pricing when they each arrive in Q4 2010.

Kindle for Android Now Available for Download

Well, that came out of nowhere. Despite the fact that Samsung announced the Vibrant for T-Mobile, which is coming pre-installed with Kindle Editions, no one assumed that the application itself would just magically appear in the Market overnight. But, sure enough, there it is, ready for you to download.
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