Monthly Archives: September 2012

Introducing NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ (video)

This video just popped up on my YouTube account. Looks like B&N is getting into the HD tablet game. Nothing about a new E Ink eReader yet, but perhaps that will be coming soon. I’m not sure I like the … Continue reading

Posted in B&N Nook | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese eReaders demand ultra-low eBook prices

Today on The Digital Reader blog, Nate Hoffelder contributed a post about the Chinese eBook market and some of the issues it has been having in gaining traction with consumers. Apparently, eBook readers are not as popular in China as … Continue reading

Posted in eBooks | Leave a comment

Delphi Classics: incredible eBook classics

If you are looking for large collections of public domain eBooks on, look no further than Delphi Classics. There are a number of shoddily-assembled public domain classics collections out there, and the customer reviews on their Amazon pages usually … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Interest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

For those who love books: the complete Penguin Classics Collection

Penguin Books used to offer an option to buy the complete set of their Penguin Classics Collection that contained over 1,000 titles in good ‘ole fashioned paperback format. The price tag ranged between $9,000 and $12,000, but for awhile you … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Interest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Asus Windows 8 tablets will be expensive

On MobileRead, darksaber35 posted a link to leaked information about an upcoming line of Asus Windows 8 tablets. Since his original post on September 18th, the story he linked to has been removed (suspicious). Apparently, it included the above pricing … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Interest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

$200 Android tablet with RETINA display. That’s right. Retina display.

Cube, a Chinese tablet manufacturer, is touting their forthcoming release of the U9GT5, a 9.7″ Android 4.1 tablet that will feature a 2048 x 1536 retina display with 264 PPI. In case those screen specifications don’t ring a bell with … Continue reading

Posted in Android | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t be fooled by dummy iPad Mini reviews

iPad Mini news was abuzz today on the tech blogs. No, a pre-release model did not find its way into the hands of a lucky reviewer, but instead the hopes and dreams of iFans may have been crushed a little … Continue reading

Posted in Apple | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Don’t buy expensive Wikipedia POD books

One of my favorite commerce sites on the Internet is eBay. I have been buying and selling things on eBay since the year 2000. Doing searches for books, used eReaders, and other items has become a daily routine for me. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Interest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Who will lose out this holiday season? Sony . . .

In the seasonal battle between all of the major eReader brands, the last place finish for a new eReader device during the final quarters of 2012 will almost certainly be Sony. The PRS-T2 was released about a month ago to … Continue reading

Posted in Sony Reader | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Political rant posted on . . . TeleRead???

Today, I was shocked to find that one of my favorite eBook/eReader blogs, TeleRead, had posted an ultra-conservative political rant, based on the premise that it was commentary on the DoJ vs. Big Six price fixing case. The author, a … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment