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Kindle 3 Available for Pre-Order

Today I received notice that Amazon’s new Kindle 3 was available for pre-order. The ship date appears to be August 27th. Of course, I went ahead and pre-ordered it. I currently have a Kindle 2 and am looking forward to comparing the two devices in person.

Aiptek Storybook inColor

Aiptek has announced a color eReader geared toward children called the Storybook inColor. It will play mp3 audio in association with books and has an 8-inch TFT LCD display.

PocketBook 901 eReader

Ukrainian PocketBook has announced two new eReaders – the Pocketbook 901 with a 9.7-inch basic eReader with e-ink display but no wifi or touchscreen.

iRex Maker Files for Bankruptcy

iRex Technologies, maker of the iRex ereader, filed for bankruptcy protection in the Netherlands. It’s unknown yet whether they will be continuing production or not.

COOL-ER Reader with WiFi and Touchscreen due in September

Interead has announced they will have their first COOL-ER ereader with wifi and a touch screen out in September. The price point is supposed to be under $249. Read more here.

Asus eReader Tablet

Asus has announced the Eee Tablet, intended to primarily be used as an eReader. Read more on PC Magazine.

Acer’s New LumiRead eReader

Acer’s CEO Gianfranco Lanci has demonstrated Acer’s new LumiRead eReader. It’s supposed to include Wi-Fi or 3G and the LumiRead is supposed to launch in the US between July and August.

Pandigital Novel eReader

Pandigital has announced their Novel eReader. This is a color eReader with a 7-inch display but which can also run other apps. You can read the press release here.

Kindle Application for Android Announced

Amazon has announced today (May 18th) that a Kindle Application for the Android OS is currently in development and is expected to be released this summer. You can read the press release on Business Wire.

Kindle Software Update – May 2010

The Kindle2 and Kindle DX software automatic update for May 2010 (version 2.5) offers some good improvements. Collections (or folders) allow better ebook organization. Panning and zooming is made available for PDF files. Kindles will now be lockable. Two new font sizes and sharper fonts will be available. Share book passages via Facebook and Twitter. [...]

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