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Kobo’s first eReaders with E Ink Color displays could be coming soon

E Ink’s color displays have been showing up in eBook readers for a few years, but most of the devices that have used the company’s color display technology have been niche companies without much presence in the US, like Onyx, Bigme, and PocketBook. Now it looks like Kobo may be planning to enter the space. […]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is now available with up to 16GB of storage

This month Amazon launched a new entry-level Kindle featuring an upgraded display, faster wireless, and 16GB of storage, which is twice as much as the previous-gen model. What’s odd is that this means an entry-level Kindle has more storage than the latest Kindle Paperwhite, which has just 8GB. But now Amazon has introduced a minor […]

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The new Amazon Kindle has a better screen, more storage… and higher price tag

Amazon is updating its entry-level Kindle for the first time since 2019, and the new model brings some major updates… and a small price hike. The 2022 Amazon Kindle has a higher-resolution display, more storage, and a USB-C port. It’s up for pre-order now and ships October 12, 2022. Prices start at $100 for the […]

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Kobo Sage is an 8 inch E Ink slate with pen support for $260, Kobo Libra 2 is a 7 inch eReader for $180

The Kobo Sage is a $260 model with an 8 inch display and support for an optional pen that you can use to write notes, highlight text, or draw pictures. And the Kobo Libra 2 is a $180 eReader with a 7 inch display, a waterproof design, and 32GB of storage. Both are up for pre-order now and ship October 19.

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Kobowriter turns a Kobo ereader into an E Ink typewriter (open source software)

Kobo sells a line of devices with E Ink displays that are designed for reading eBooks. But since Kobo eReaders have a USB port and Linux-based software, of course people have found ways to hack the devices for use in other ways. One recent example? Kobowriter is a free and open source tool that lets […]

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Amazon Kindle updates: new colors and more storage (maybe)

This month Amazon added two new color options for the Kindle Paperwhite: in addition to buying the company’s 6 inch eReader with a high-resolution display in black or blue, you can now get sage or plum color options. But that might not be the only change in the Kindle lineup. Some customers who purchase the […]

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More details about E Ink’s new color displays for eReaders (and maybe smartphones)

Several companies recently announced plans to release eReaders with color E Ink displays this year, and at least one smartphone with a color E Ink screen is set to go on sale in China next week. But so far we haven’t seen many details about the technology used in those color displays. Now we know […]