Kobo Glo Refurb

Kobo Now Selling Certified Factory Refurbished eReaders

Kobo is now selling a couple different refurbished Kobo ereader models, and they’ve even started advertising them on their website with a banner at the top of every page. Right now they have the Kobo Glo and Kobo Touch available certified factory refurbished, but not the newer Kobo Aura or Kobo Aura HD. The Kobo […]

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Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android Update 4.6 Adds Lots of New Features

Amazon has issued another software update for their Kindle Android app today, version 4.6, and it adds a number of new features and enhancements. Amazon has been busy improving their Android app this year. This is the second major update in the past two months, and the third in the past three months when they […]

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Pollyanna is This Month’s Free Kindle eBook and Audiobook Duo

Ever since Amazon updated their Android and iOS Kindle apps to add support for Immersion Reading, aka Whispersync for Voice, they’ve been promoting the service a lot more lately by giving away a free classic ebook and audiobook combo each month. This month’s free title is Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. After you “purchase” the […]

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Onyx Boox M96 Universe

Onyx Boox M96 Universe with 9.7″ E Ink Screen and Android 4.0 Now Available on Amazon

The folks at Arta Tech have started selling the Onyx Boox M96 Universe from Amazon.com for $339, and they even sent me one to review. The device is also available from Onyx-Boox.com for 309 euros. That’s the same seller that distributes the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx, which I reviewed last month. The M96 Universe is […]

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Icarus Illumina HD

Icarus Illumina HD with Android 4.2 Now Selling on Amazon

The Onyx Boox T68 isn’t the only new ebook reader that runs open Android. A new version of the Icarus Illumina HD (E653 series) has just been released in the US and Europe. It sells from IcarusReader.com for 119 euros, or 135 euros bundled with a cover. In the US it sells from Amazon.com for […]

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Kindle Paperwhite 2 Software Update

Amazon has just released another software update for the second generation Kindle Paperwhite, version The changelog remains the same as the 5.4.5 update that Amazon issued three weeks ago today. Even though it isn’t specifically mentioned anywhere, this update presumably fixes the problem with footnotes that was inadvertently introduced with the original 5.4.5 […]

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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Getting Unveiled August 20th

Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to sell a co-branded tablet called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, and both parties have just scheduled an unveiling event on Wednesday, August 20th. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will be shown at the event, which is being held in New York. There’s […]

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Nook GlowLight

Nook GlowLight Arrives in the UK a Day Late and a Dollar Short

Barnes and Noble, the self-proclaimed leading retailer of “content, digital media and educational products”, made a surprise announcement today. Apparently the Nook GlowLight still exists and has finally made its way to the United Kingdom. It turns out that Barnes and Noble is still using old school wooden boats with oars and sails to transport […]

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kindle dx

Why is the Kindle DX Shipping Date So Far Away?

As a few commenters have pointed out over the past couple of months, the international Kindle DX is no longer available for immediate shipment from Amazon—it now has an expected ship date 2 to 4 months away. For a device that has been seemingly discontinued (twice), that long of a shipping delay makes no sense […]

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Sony PRS-T3

Sony Confirms There Won’t be a PRS-T4 or any New Sony Readers

After Sony decided to close down their ebook stores in North America, Europe and Australia, the writing was on the wall that the Sony Reader line of ebook readers would be coming to an end as well. Personally I always figured that was a just a matter of course—Sony isn’t going to spend time developing […]

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