Amazon Kindle Offers Preview of Latest Software Update

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Amazon has released a software update for its popular e-reader Kindle. The software update will allow Kindle users to network with other users in the larger Kindle community and it will also convert the entire process of reading and reviewing books into a seamless whole. The major highlights of the software update are listed below. Public Notes The Public Notes feature will allow users to share book notes and remarks with other Kindle users. The feature will also allow users to track other users and access Public Notes posted by them. This Kindle meets Twitter feature is the most important aspect of the latest software update. → Read More

Kindle’s Popularity Forces Competitors to Slash Prices

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The nascent but fast growing e-reader market in the United States has largely been dominated by Amazon’s Kindle since its debut back in 2007. In addition to Kindle, Apple’s multi-purpose iPad tablet and Barnes and Noble’s Nook have also made significant inroads into the e-reader space. This has made life difficult for the dozen or so newcomers in this segment. To stay in the reckoning, these companies are now offering their e-readers at a substantial discount to the established players like Kindle and Nook which are currently available at $139 and $149 respectively. Some of the most “attractive” offers are detailed below. → Read More

Samsung Enters E-Reader Market with LiquaVista Acquisition

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Samsung Electronics’ recent acquisition of Liquavista will help it gain significant market share in the hot e-reader market. Netherlands based Liquavista uses its proprietary electrowetting cell technology to manufacture digital displays for all mobile devices including e-readers. Johan Feenstra, appointed CEO of Liquavista post acquisition, feels that being part of Samsung will help Liquavista’s electrowetting technology reach the global market at an accelerated pace. Liquavista was acquired by Samsung in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount. Liquavista’s base technological platform LiquavistaBright has led to the development of other platforms like LiquavistaColor and the latest LiquavistaVivid. → Read More