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30Mar/110

RadioShack to start selling iPad 2 from March 29

The Apple iPad 2 has just been made that much more easier to buy. As easy as reaching out to the nearest RadioShack retailer in your locality. Presumably, demand for the hottest Apple tablet has been sky high with the tablet requiring 3 to 4 weeks of shipping time from Apple’s online stores. Now with 500 of the 4500 RadioShack stores also coming into the scene to offer the iPad 2, procuring the device has become easier though its not clear as of now how many of the iPad 2 that the Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer is starting out with. In any case, this can be considered the early signs of an improving supply chain network for the tablet with shipping times expected to come down soon.

The Cupertino based company has already been under heavy strain to deliver iPad 2 once the tablet entered 25 countries world wide. Further, some experts believe the natural disasters in Japan will have an adverse impact on the supply of some key components such as the electronic compass, the battery and maybe even the touchscreen glass leading to a delay in shipment of the iPad 2. However, many are also of the opinion that Apple’s tendency to contract multiple manufacturers for its components might ensure production remains unhampered and that shipments continue unabated.


The other retailers currently offering the new iPad 2 apart from RadioShack include Target, Best Buy and Walmart with carriers Verizon and AT&T also having the iPad 2 in their inventory. However, supply to these locations has been far from stable with nearly all of them showing the out of stock message from time to time.

RadioShack however isn’t new to selling Apple branded products as the retailer has already been offering the iPod as well as the iPhone. Inside sources indicate the deal to include RadioShack amongst the retailers also offering the iPad 2 has been finalized only about two days ago showing Apple’s eagerness to aggressively market the tablet which, unlike the first gen iPad is up against a resurgent competition this time.

via macrumors, via appleinsider

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23Mar/110

The New York Times to Begin Charging for Web Use on March 28|Lastest Kindle News]

The New York Times to Begin Charging for Web Use on March 28
Under the plan, which begins on March 28, visitors to NYTimes.com will be able to read 20 articles a month free. The most frequent users will pay a month; print subscribers will have unlimited access.
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21Mar/110

The New York Times to Begin Charging for Web Use on March 28|Lastest Kindle News]

The New York Times to Begin Charging for Web Use on March 28
Under the plan, which begins on March 28, visitors to NYTimes.com will be able to read 20 articles a month free. The most frequent users will pay a month; print subscribers will have unlimited access.
Read more on New York Times

21Mar/110

Top 10 E-Readers for March 2011

This March came a few new e-readers onto the retail scene such as Augen and the Infibeam Pi2. If you are thinking of buying an e-reader for the first time or just interested to see how the rankings for this month shape up, this is the list for you!

Amazon Kindle 3G – 9
Amazons flagship e-reader is leading the pack with the top content distribution online ebook store. The latest generation Kindle 3G features faster page turns, a sold 6 inch e-Ink Pearl screen. Here is a interesting fact, you can bypass the Great Firewall of China using the 3G network Amazon gives you for free with purchase.

Amazon Kindle WIFI – 9
The Kindle WIFI is more suited towards budget conscious people but still owns the market in terms of ebook and quality support. The communities behind the Kindle are the largest and both models have the ability to lend books out to people that you have purchased from Amazon. This device features faster page turns, a Pearl e-ink 6 inch screen and a full keyboard. If you want to ONLY deal with Amazon and make life easy on yourself, this is one of the best.

Barnes and Noble Nook Color – 9
The leading color e-reader has taken the USA by storm! Featuring a high resolution touch screen display and access to books for kids, magazines, ebooks and newspapers in rich color! Prices for books and content is affordable and includes a full web browser. Rumors of a incoming Adobe Flash update will allow you to get the most out of your internet experience. The one drawback is that you cannot order it online from outside the USA from B&N. One of the big saving graces of all Barnes and Noble e-readers is the introduction of the “Lendme” program, which allows you to share with other users books you bought from B&N.

Sony PRS-650 – 9
If you can find one, which is proving to be a real challenge for most people this is the cream of the crop for Sony. Packing a 6 inch touch screen e-ink Pearl display this beauty feels very slick and looks like a high end device. It does not have WIFI which costs it, although it does have a ton of flexibility in allowing users to draw, take notes and load in their own ebooks.

Entourage Pocket Edge – 9
The Pocket Edge is the worlds first dual book and really adds a new dimension to e-readers and tablets. It is a hybrid with one screen being touchscreen e-ink and the other full color touch screen Android. It is billed mainly as a device for professionals and students. It has a great ecosystem with many android apps being able to be loaded on the device, as well as alternative Google Android Markets. Entourage has put together a store where you can buy student textbooks and ebooks. It has everything you need including USB 2.0 flash drive support.

Kobo Wireless – 9
This is the second attempt at Kobo to get an e-reader right and has been a resounding success in Canada and internationally. You can directly buy ebooks from the Kobo store which currently has 1.3 million of them. You can also subscribe to newspapers and magazines and has support for many locations. Sporting a very basic design and intuitive learning curve it is not without its share of problems. It makes up for it with having tremendous application development for all operating systems with a flair for social networking elements and rewards for reading! Think of Kobo has the XBOX of e-reader achievements for ebooks.

Pandigital Novel 9 Inch – 219.99
According to many 2010 financial reports Pandigital was surprisenly the number 2 company in the USA for e-reader sales. The main reason is availiblity rather then quality, although the new 9 inch is a grand followup to the other versions of the Pandigital Novel. This company seemed very woeful to start issuing recalls because of bad hardware and firmware and finally managed to salvage their brand. The Novel 9 inch is a TFT resistive touch screen android e-reader. It comes bundled with the Kobo bookstore if you buy it in Canada and the Borders store if you buy it in the USA. Dealing with those two stores makes sure you have no lack of reading material. You can also load in your own books by installing Aldiko or other alternative ebook readers. Does not come with many apps or any way of getting new apps, must be somewhat tech savvy to get the most out of this device.

Pocketbook 602 – 9

The best entry level e-reader from Pocketbook gives you a fair bang for your buck! You get a 6 inch display with WIFI to do your business online. Does not come with that many apps or games but is great to read with. Feels firm and solid in your hands and is easy to navigate the menus. Does not have a great way to get books other then its own store which is relegated to classic books, but it comes loaded with a ton of free ones! This reader is ideal for the person who wants to load books in themselves and deal with an excellent independent company who values their customers and listens to their feedback.

Barnes and Noble Nook WIFI – 9
One of the most affordable entry level e-readers with an amazing content distribution network. Featuring a 6 inch display with a 2 inch full color touchscreen to navigate menus was an innovative e-reader at the time, but lost some of its charm with the Nook Color. You are still able to surf the web on this one, listen to audio books and tap into one of the largest ebook stores in the world!

Sharper Image Literati – to
If you head down to Bed Bath and Beyond you can prob get a tremendous deal on one of the most affordable LCD based e-readers out there. It features a Kindle-esque display with a full keyboard and the ability to see things in full color. You do business with Kobo so you can enjoy full color magazines, books and so on. It has WIFI to connect up to the book store, but no applications, web browser, games or anything. Its about as bare-bones as you can get for an entry level e-reader. You can’t really go wrong for which many people have paid to get theirs. Feels solid, its designed kinda weird, but the price is amazing and people have been scooping them up like crazy.

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  6. Amazon launches ebook gifting for the holidays
19Mar/110

Popular, higher-priced Kindle Games on sale for 99 cents until March 27

  SALE ON POPULAR KINDLE GAMES - .99 until March 27

At the Kindlestore's front page, the little box below reminded me that I'd forgotten to alert people to a sale on Kindle games that are normally between .99 to .99 but which are on sale until March 27 for .99.

Apologies again to the outside-U.S. readers, as the apps aren't available there yet.

For those who have already been enjoying the excellent, new Notepad app, I've added some info in later updates to that blog entry.

Earlier articles on Kindle Games
Chess, Word Search, Panda Poet
Every Word, Shuffled Row (both free)
Flip it! and Tic Tac Toe (ratings increased)
Newer Tutorial and other apps

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Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or highest-rated ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

19Mar/110

The Amazon App Store is to open Tuesday, March 22, per Wired online.

Well, Nate at The-Digital-Reader site had the right date several days ago, and you should go there to read how he guessed the date.  It's more or less confirmed today by Brian X. Chen of Wired's Gadget Lab with a lot of interesting details provided by someone involved with the launch but who signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (so much for Agreements, but it creates interest).

Coincidentally, Apple is in the middle of an approved-app flap today over an app that they designated had no "objectional material" but it's a guide to converting gays to straights.

 Amazon's already seen complaint-storms when customers did not 'approve' of subject matter in an e-book.  I think they'll be very busy.

Excerpts from Wired:

' Amazon’s Android app store will be a curated market, meaning Amazon reviewers will determine which apps are allowed inside, similar to Apple’s iTunes App Store.  That’s a contrast to Google’s “anything goes” policy for apps that appear in the Android Marketplace.
. . .
For apps that have links to purchase and download other apps, those links must go through the Amazon market. They may not contain URLs to apps on the Android market, our source added.
. . .
. . . it’s worth noting that Amazon payment systems are deployed in more countries than Google Checkout, so an Amazon app store may pose serious competition to the Android Marketplace, and possibly even iTunes.

TechCrunch has speculated that the Amazon app store may precede an Amazon-made tablet powered by the Android OS, enabling Amazon to more directly compete with Apple and other tablet manufacturers.

[ See Computerworld's early word on this information also, from sources, in November. ]

Multiple reports claim that Amazon will focus on lower prices for apps to gain a competitive edge.  Indeed, tech blog Android News looked through the 48 apps on the leaked webpage and found that prices of a few apps undercut the prices for the same respective apps listed on Google’s Marketplace. '

You can read the rest of this at Wired.  I left out quite a bit about how it'll work.

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Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or highest-rated ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

14Mar/110

WiFi-only Xoom headed to Staples for March 27th release

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By Sovy

Staples, the office supply store chain has come out with an ad showing the availability of Motorola XOOM tablet from their stores starting the 27th of March. On offer will be the Wi-Fi only version of the XOOM and the price shown is a sweet 0.

Now, Motorola has been talking of a Wi-Fi only version to take into account all those who have been wary of the high price tag that the 3G enabled XOOM comes for. So while the cheaper Wi-Fi XOOM was definitely expected, that it would be a reality so soon does comes in as a pleasant surprise.

via droid life

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12Mar/110

Motorola XOOM software update now available, Flash 10.2 coming March 18

Here is some good and not so good news coming from Motorola. To start off with the good news, Motorola has come up with the first update for the XOOM tablet PC. To be available OTA, the update will ensure the XOOM is ready for Adobe Flash Player 10.2. However, this brings us to the not so good aspects of the news, since the Flash Player 10.2 won’t be ready for a release till March 18th.

The XOOM software update is currently available for download either via 3G or Wi-Fi though this in not applicable to those who have rooted their XOOMs or have unlocked the tablet’s bootloader. However, there are also some contrasting information which point out it isn’t necessary to unroot or re-lock the XOOMs to get the update though these are unconfirmed reports as of now. In the meantime, the XOOM update also brings along with it some improvements for the daylight saving time.

As for the Adobe update, it will now be possible to watch Flash video or playing Flash based games on all Honeycomb tablets. The update will be available from the Android Market and will form the working version of Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 but a beta version for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It will be compatible with the Stage Video rendering pipeline for hardware accelerated H.264 playback and is also strongly integrated with the Android browser rendering engine. What this means is the Adobe software is now all the more capable of rendering HTML, images and GIF animation files so that scrolling is going to be smother than ever before while also promising a much improved level of integration between HTML files and Flash content.

What’s more, the latest Flash Player 10.2 will also include support for the on-screen keyboard. Or in other words, those Flash apps and content that have been developed for application on a desktop environment will also be equally relevant on a tablet as well.

via slashgear via liliputing

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11Mar/110

March 7: Minka Kelly, The ‘HD Hottie’|Lastest Kindle News]

March 7: Minka Kelly, The 'HD Hottie'
Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2011) -- Following our extremely popular contest, 'HD Hottie Hysteria,' we've started a new feature in which we will highlight a top female star every day. The gorgeous female will come from a program that can be seen in gorgeous high-def that very day.
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