Onward, e-readers: Nook -over Kindle (for now)

The Detroit Free Press reported on the recent releases of awaited e-readers with appealing upgrades: Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Borders Kobo e-reader came out last month.

“The Nook and Kobo share a welcome innovation: the addition of a touchscreen to the E-ink display, which looks just like paper, is readable in direct sunlight and doesn’t strain your eyes like a computer screen.”

Freep writer Mark W. Smith considers this quite the challenge to the industry’s dominant e-reader, heretofore: “The Amazon Kindle has had a pretty good ride.”

Amazon has since announced that it’s offering a 3G version of its ad-supported Kindle for $164.

Ay yai yai…
from last week

Libraries, readers, book publishers navigate digital advances -via the Herald Times

Tablet fever cools as e-readers heat up – from the Register
and, interestingly enough– E-Reader Users Don’t Get Hit on as Much as Book Readers – from CafeMom

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