YotaPhone is already preparing the next version of its charmingly bonkers dual-screen Android device, with the updated hardware now featuring full touch control of many phone features via its always-on secondary epaper back display. Read More >>
Growing up reading Harry Potter, I was always amazed that when a new installment was released, news always broke that someone out there had completed the book in a few hours. Are you a speedy reader? Find out with this interactive test. Read More >>
The bonkers YotaPhone, which has a standard mobile LCD display on one side and an e-ink screen on the other, should launch before the end of the year in some markets. If you want a mad, attention-grabbing phone/ereader hybrid, it could be yours. Read More >>
Publicity surrounding the discovery of stacks of sick self-published erotic novels has resulted in Amazon, WHSmith and Barnes & Nobles pulling a range of amateur sex ebooks, said to include horrific incest and rape porn fiction that was popping up in uncensored search listings. Read More >>
When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite a year ago, it was the first two-tone eReader in a long time (possibly ever) to have a wow factor. The front-lit screen turned out to be every bit as beautiful as Amazon promised. A year later, the new Amazon Paperwhite is just a tad better than its predecessor. Yes, that means the new Kindle Paperwhite is still the best.
What Is It?
An iterative update of Amazon's top eReader featuring an improved screen, a faster processor, and some new software. The basic Wi-Fi model costs £109 and the 3G version costs £169.
According to the New York Times, struggling American bookmonger Barnes & Noble might be about to shelve its Nook. The problem is one more common to physical books than tablets: nobody's buying them. Read More >>
The Age of the Ereader is drawing to an close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 per cent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had? Turns out, plenty of reasons. Tablets are great, sure. But ereaders — in so many ways —are even better. Here's why. Read More >>
Ebooks are crazy-expensive at the moment, often much more than a physical book, and that's simply insane. Now it looks like that might change, after the European Commission stuck its oar in. Apple and four major publishers have settled their legal wranglings with the EC, meaning retailers should now be free to discount ebooks, just like they do paperbacks. Cheaper books for all, at last. Read More >>
The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch was one of the best ereaders on the market. The new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is the same device, with an improvement (can you guess what it is?). If you're thinking of getting your first eReader, you could do much worse than starting here. Read More >>
On a dark and stormy night, an employee of your local bookstore strolls into your home, starts tossing books you'd purchased over the last few years into a box, and - despite your protest - takes them all away without saying a word. Read More >>
This is the Txtr Beagle. It's a new low-end ereader, that does away with fancy technological trappings: you'll find no touchscreen, backlight, 3G or even Wi-Fi here. As a result, it's set to cost less than £10—but will it be any good? Read More >>
The Kindle Paperwhite is a pivotal step forward for the technology of ereaders. It makes previous generations feel like a pulpy paperback held up next to an ornately illustrated tome. In short: this is the best ereader you can buy. Unfortunately, you're going to have to import it from the US, as Amazon has no plans to bring it to our shores just yet. Read More >>