[News] New Linux (Android)-based E=Reader Arrives: "Entourage Edge"

[News] New Linux (Android)-based E=Reader Arrives: "Entourage Edge"

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 23 Jan 2010 03:02:48

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Android e-reader goes on sale with file viewer

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| Entourage Systems is taking pre-orders for its
| dual-display, Android-based "Entourage Edge"
| e-reader, bundled with DataViz's Documents To
| Go. In other recent e-reader news, Spring
| Design's "Alex" will access Borders' e-book
| store, Samsung announced two e-readers, Amazon
| announced a new Kindle DX model, and Amazon is
| broadening its Kindle self-publishing
| platform.



Skiff e-reader hands-on: watch out Amazon

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| As such, Skiff showed us a total of four
| different devices accessing its content: a
| color e-reader prototype as well as Skiff
| apps running on a Palm Pre, Viliv MID, and of
| course the Linux-based black and white e-
| reader launching sometime this year.


DMC Worldwide Unveils COPIA eBook Platfrom And Linux eReaders At CES

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| The top of the line Copia Ocean eReader
| features a 9-inch ePaper capacitive
| touchscreen, 768 x 1024 pixels resolution, 4-
| directional tilt-sensor, 3G connectivity
| (optional), WiFi (802.11b/g), Linux 2.6.21,
| 2GB internal memory, stereo speaker and 3.5mm
| stereo jack.


OpenInkpot: free software for e-book readers

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| OpenInkpot (or OI) intends to be a full alternative,
| free software stack for e-ink based readers. It comes
| with a "bookshelf" menu to handle your collection of
| e-books and brings the popular FBReader and Cool
| Reader to display most e-book formats, among them
| epub, fb2, txt, html, rtf, pdb, plucker and
| mobipocket. PDF files are handled by OI's own locoPDF
| and madeye is a simple viewer for images. A sound
| player application for audio books will join the OI
| software collection soon.


Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending

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| Eager to attract digitally savvy patrons and
| capitalize on the growing popularity of electronic
| readers, public libraries across the country are
| expanding collections of books that reside on servers
| rather than shelves.


Android May Power New Barnes & Noble E-Reader

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| Reports indicate that another new e-
| reader is on the way, this time from
| Barnes & Noble. The interesting thing -
| or at least the interesting thing that
| makes this development connect to the
| search industry - is that Barnes &
| Noble's e-reader will supposedly use
| Android as its operating system.


3G wireless eReader from Irex aims to tackle Amazon's Kindle

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| Although the handheld reader will connect to Windows
| PCs through the USB port, its underlying platform will
| be built on Linux for "open development," he said.


eReader on Android Soon, Planned for Palm Pre Later

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| Google Android handset owners can expect eReader availability in id- to
| late sum

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Android 1.5 Released

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| The first major update for Google's Android platform, based on the Cupcake
| development tree, was released today in source form at the project's git
| repository. Now it's up to the OEMs and carriers to deploy it, and the
| community to port it to other platforms. Dig in for a list of new features.


Google Brings Product Search To iPhone, Android

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| The simultaneous launch on Android and iPhone could signal a shift in
| Google's mobile strategy, as it previously released new mobile features on
| Apple's handset first. The Linux-based operating system is expected to be on
| a slate of new handsets this year, and Google expects 2009 to be a good year
| for the mobile operating system.



Android-based PMP to ship in October

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| GiiNii will ship its Android-based portable media player (PMP) and digital
| picture frame (DPF) in October and January, respectively, according to a
| spokesperson. The Movit Mini portable and larger Movit Maxx DPF include
| touchscreens, WiFi, a *** , and optional Bluetooth, says the company.

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