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[News] More eReaders Run Linux, Including New Ones From Asus

  • Subject: [News] More eReaders Run Linux, Including New Ones From Asus
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 17:21:30 +0100
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E-reader doubles as digital notepad

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| Asus did not list the operating system used 
| by the Eee Tablet, but a Laptop hands-on 
| story claims the device runs a proprietary 
| version of Linux on an ARM processor. In 
| April, Asus and Acer both said they would 
| support the Linux-based MeeGo operating 
| system, with both netbooks and tablets 
| speculated as potential products. However, 
| the Eee Tablet, which does not appear to 
| offer generic tablet features such as web 
| browsing, does not appear to be based on 
| MeeGo.


QuokkaPad open-source ereader/tablet almost on sale

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| Open-source ereaders arenât exactly new â 
| the txtr promises to give access to its 
| underlying architecture, for instance â 
| but the Australian QuokkaPad may have 
| taken the longest to reach the market.  
| The 8-inch LCD 800 x 600 touchscreen 
| tablet is based on a 400MHz MIPS 
| processor, and usually runs Linux 
| with the GPE Palmtop Environment UI on 
| top; however, thereâs also room for two 
| other kernels, such as Android or Windows 
| CE.


Amazon Kindle for Linux

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| By now Iâm sure that most of you already 
| know that Appleâs iPad has drawn the 
| attention of many people who might have 
| otherwise bought a Kindle. Amazon is in for 
| the fight of its life against Appleâs slick, 
| new hardware. Appleâs iPad is selling like 
| hotcakes and is no doubt already cutting into 
| Kindle sales.
| But Amazon has a secret weapon: Linux.
| Apple will never, ever release a version of 
| its iBooks application for Linux. Ever.



Thinner Kindle -- Coming Soon?

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| For those of you who think that the
| Kindle's 1/3 of an inch thick architecture
| is just too thick, you may be able to check
| out a new slimmer Kindle come August this
| year. According to a Bloomberg.com article,
| Amazon.com plans to introduce the next
| version of the Kindle electronic-book
| reader.


Sony To Release eReader In Asia/Pacific Markets

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| In each country the company said it will
| work with local retailers, publishers and
| distributors to introduce the Reader along
| with local content.


$200 Android tablet offers Barnes and Noble access

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| Digital photo frame (DPF) maker Pandigital
| announced an Android-based tablet that
| offers integrated access to Barnes &
| Noble's eBookstore. The $200 Pandigital
| Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader is
| equipped with an ARM11 processor, 1GB RAM,
| a 7-inch, 800 x 600 touchscreen, as well as
| 802.11n and SD expansion.


Not all ereaders are the same

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| As we count down to end of 2009, the
| emerging star of this year's holiday
| shopping season is shaping up to be the
| electronic book reader (or e-reader). From
| Amazon's Kindle to Barnes and Noble's
| forthcoming Nook, e-readers are starting to
| transform how we buy and read books in the
| same way mp3s changed how we buy and listen
| to music.

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