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[News] Linux-based E-Book Readers Starts Competing Based on Freedom

  • Subject: [News] Linux-based E-Book Readers Starts Competing Based on Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:09:26 +0100
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E-Book Ecosystem Should Look to Open Source

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| Our friends over at JKOnTheRun, who evaluate a 
| whole lot of mobile devices, have pronounced 
| that Barnes & Noble's $259 Nook is so good it 
| "knocks the Kindle to the curb." It has a 6-
| inch E-Ink screen that is augmented with a 
| small color LCD touchscreen at the bottom. The 
| Nook has free 3G via AT&T which is used to 
| shop for and download books to the reader, and 
| it can be synced with other devices.  (It does 
| not have a browser, though.)


Racing to the Bottom of Openness

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| It's a classic "race to the bottom", where the 
| bottom is total openness: see you there, 
| Amazon.



If Itâs Monday, This Must be Ebook News

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| Previous rumors indicated that the Reader will
| have WiFi as well, which would also lend
| credence to the Athena running Android (though
| Linux is always possible).


Barnes & Noble's ebook reader takes its bow

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| Like its Amazonian nemesis, the Nook has a
| built-in cellular wireless connection for
| downloading texts. AT&T is the carrier (the
| Kindle uses Sprint). But there's also a built-
| in WiFi adapter, giving you free access the
| AT&T-powered hotspots in Barnes&Noble retail
| stores.


Barnes & Noble Unveils Kindle-Killing, Dual-Screen âNookâ E-Reader (Updated)


Barnes & Noble introduces Nook e-reader


Book retailer spins Android e-reader


LG's Solar-Powered E-Reader and 5 Other Gadgets

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| The Gyy, from iUnika, solves the problem with
| minimal specs: an 8-inch screen, 128 MB of RAM
| and a 64 GB solid state drive, running
| Linux...


3G wireless eReader from Irex aims to tackle Amazon's Kindle

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| Although the handheld reader will connect to Windows
| PCs through the USB port, its underlying platform will
| be built on Linux for "open development," he said.


eReader on Android Soon, Planned for Palm Pre Later

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| Google Android handset owners can expect eReader availability in âmid- to
| late summer,â according to TeleRead. They spoke to Scott Pendergrast of
| Fictionwise, which is owned by Barnes & Noble.


Android e-reader boasts dual displays

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| Spring Design announced an Android-based e-
| book reader that boasts two displays and
| full browser capabilities. The WiFi- and
| 3G-enabled "Alex" offers both the typical
| 6-inch monochrome EPD (electronic paper
| display) display for reading, plus a
| linked, 3.5-inch color display for Android
| content and multimedia, says the company.

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