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Amazon Kindle 2 by Q1 2009?

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Techcrunch — who have been wrong about the Kindle 2 release date before — are trotting out the rumor again, this time for a release in early 2009. According to Arrington, their earlier reports of a slimmer, longer Kindle with…

Kindle 2 Leaked

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Amazon's follow-up to the Kindle rounds the corners and smooths the keyboard, dropping the "crushed origami hat" look of the original for something that looks (sort of) like it came out of Cupertino.
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The spy shots were sent to Boy…

Plastic Logic "Kindle killer" e-Reader seems too large for easy stowing

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Several details can be gleaned from TG Daily's video about the Plastic Logic e-Reader such as types of documents supported (most) and some technical details (mini-USB), but one thing struck me as I watched the booth attendant hold the…

Plastic Logic's sleek, slim, touchscreen e-reader

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As promised, Plastic Logic unveiled the details of its new e-reader yesterday, and it is a serious challenge to the Kindle. The Plastic Logic device takes a very Apple-like approach to the e-reader. Eschewing two-dimensional smallness for slimness, the…

Amazon: Kindle 2.0 this year? No way.

So! New Kindles this year? No. Hell no. Quoth Amazon Chief Spokesman on the possibility of Kindle 2.0.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” Mr. Berman said. “There’s a lot of rumor and speculation about the Kindle. One thing I

Laptop Mag reviews Peek e-mail only PDA (Verdict: A Kindle for email)

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When the Peek pocket email device was first announced, some of you were skeptical. But Laptop Magazine likes it quite a bit, and spells out the Peek's charm in one captivating analogy: the Kindle is for books, and the…

Amazon to release two new Kindles by the end of the year?

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Crunchgear has posted an intriguing insider rumor on what we might expect from Amazon in the Kindle 2.0, which their source says we should see by October. According to their source, two new versions of the Kindle will hit Amazon.com…

English novelist Nick Hornby on eBook readers

Over at Penguin Books' official blog, there's a surprisingly excellent little post by English novelist Nick Hornby, in which he level-headedly points out all the little niggling problems that face ebook readers in gaining mass acceptance. Some of the points…

College textbooks coming — slowly — to Kindle

Princeton University Press will be selling textbooks in Kindle editions, reports the Christian Science Monitor. That's potentially good news for students: it'll make carrying around a whole bunch of textbooks something besides a spine-compressing metaphor for their college loans.…

This is what a broken Amazon Kindle looks like

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I wish I could blame this on shoddy craftsmanship or a DRM snafu, but I'm guessing this is probably the result of my foot. All I know is that I put it in my bag one morning and when I…