Posted by hendrik in eReader
on May 14th, 2013
When most people think about ebooks, the Amazon Kindle comes to mind. In South Africa it might also be the Gobii eReader. eBooks are now becoming more main stream and is no longer an exclusive club of users who read books on a digital device. The Amazon Kindle has primarily been black and white since inception but yesterday Amazon announced that they have acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung to build screens for mobile devices..
“We are always looking for new technologies we may be able to incorporate into our products over the long term. The Liquavista team shares our passion for invention and is...
Posted by hendrik in Performance
on Sep 29th, 2011
Amazon has decided it is time to up the ante against tablet manufacturers. The Kindle is arguably the greatest E-Reader currently in terms of sales. Being able to purchase and read books on your device has never been easier. As a Kindle owner the only problem I have with the device is the e-ink screen.
I am not going to try and compare the Apple iPad to the original Kindle. They are two different products catering for 2 different sets of users. Many iPad owners also own the Kindle to read books on.
The Amazon Kindle Fire on the other hand, can definitely be compared to the iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook...
Posted by hendrik in Performance
on Feb 8th, 2011
Amazon have unveiled in their latest software update for their e-reader that they will be adding page numbers to their offering. This may seem to be very minor but I think it would greatly improve the reading experience of Kindle owners.
The feature update includes:
Public Notes — This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. Any Kindle user — including authors, their fans, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere — can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Reviews, Technology
on Oct 26th, 2010
If all we read is to be believed, traditional media is dead, publishing has an uncertain future and the digital revolution can save the entire industry. iTunes and eBooks are the superheroes that troll the content cities trying to save them. The iPad and the Amazon Kindle are currently the 2 leading “saviours”. They are not to be compared as they service 2 different areas in my opinion. The iPad is about experiencing multimedia on the device. The Kindle is an eReader that focuses on the reading experience.
The decision to purchase a Kindle was the result of me running out of storage space for my...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Technology
on Jul 29th, 2010
The eBook reader industry today got shaken up with the news that Amazon will be releasing a newer Kindle. The newer version will feature Wi-Fi and 3G to compete with the Apple iPad. In also highlights that there is a place in the market for e reading devices running electronic ink-style displays.
The new Kindle will feature a screen that will have 50% better contrast than other e-readers. It has the ability to read books to the owner. It is also smaller than the existing Kindle and can be held in one hand.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has mentioned that â€œor the vast majority of books, adding video and...