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  • April 29, 2011
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Do you recall how the iPad was supposed to kill off e-readers? It looks like that might be happening in China. E-reader sales are down 7% in Q1 2011 against last year. The total sold is estimated to be around 282 thousand. What’s curious about this is that my source blames the iPad. Apple cut…

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  • April 29, 2011
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The budget tablet Arnova 8 is now shipping from J&R and on Amazon. I bought one earlier this week and it should arrive tomorrow. It’s based on an 8″ (800×600) resistive touchscreen, and it has Wifi, 4GB Flash, a microSD card slot, speakers, and a microphone. It’s running Android v2.1 on a single core Rockchip…

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  • April 26, 2011
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1SaleaDay has the Augen Genbook 108 on sale right now. You have 7 more hours to buy this netbook. According to the old K-mart listing, this netbook is running Android v2.1. on an 800MHz CPU. That’s decent but not spectacular. It also has Wifi, a SD card slot, ethernet, and 2GB Flash.I would assume it…

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  • April 17, 2011
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So the best $300 tablet on the market got an update today. The update is available as an OTA download, so turn on the tablet and you should be prompted to download and install the update. It added a number of improvements: Adobe Flash support External docking station support USB keyboard and mouse support International…

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  • April 15, 2011
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Much to my surprise, Franklin has been quietly supporting its e-rader, the eBookMan, for the past 12 years. It will stop supporting the eBookMan by the end of April. The eBookMan was first released in 1999, and apparently the same hardware has been sold for the past 12 years. As you can see, it has…

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  • April 15, 2011
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Do you recall the obituary I wrote for the Ebookwise-1150? The e-reader  above next to the K3 is the Rocket eBook and it’s the grandaddy of the 1150. I thought it would be interesting to show you the oldest best e-reader. It was released in 1999 by a small company called Nuvomedia and sold through…

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  • April 15, 2011
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PogoPlug is a company, service, and device. The service just got a lot more useful for a lot more people. The device is a small computer that starts at around $99. Plug USB drives into it and you can use it as a file server. Give it an Internet connection and you can then use…

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  • April 11, 2011
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Fictionwise quietly retired the world’s longest running e-reader some time in the last couple months. You can still buy ebooks, but the hardware is no longer listed. It’s a pity that they didn’t announce it because it truly deserved an obituary. I was about to pull my EBW-1150 out of the  closet and do a…

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  • April 6, 2011
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I had a brief talk with a Qualcomm rep today, and as usual the most common response was “no comment”. The talk was brief because the rep maintained the company line. You know that Pocketbook are working on a Mirsol e-reader, right? Well, no. Not according to Qualcomm. They never said that so they refuse…