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Ereaders for the New Year

December 29, 2009
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Technologizer.com has a very comprehensive comparison of some of the most popular brands, including these devices that seem to top every ones ereader lists.

Amazon Kindle DX
Price: $489

Books, etc: 360,000 books; newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Physical keyboard, buttons 4GB Memory (3.3GB available)
9.7″ E-Ink Screen; 16 shades of gray; 1200 by 824 pixels
10.4″ by 7.2″ by .38″; 18.9 oz.
Battery life: Up to four days with wireless turned on; up to two weeks with it turned off
Sprint 3G, USB
PDF and DOC are supported.
other features: Reads books out loud unless disabled by publisher; rudimentary audio player and Web browser; Wikipedia

Amazon Kindle With U.S. and International Wireless
Price: $259

Books, etc: 360,000 books; newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Physical keyboard, buttons, 2GBMemory (1.4GB available)
6″ E-Ink Screen; 16 shades of gray; 600 by 800 pixels
8″ by 5.3″ by .36″; 10.2 oz.
Battery life: Up to four days with wireless turned on; up to two weeks with it turned off
AT&T 3G (international roaming available), USB
PDF and DOC files are supported, through conversion
other features:
Reads books out loud unless disabled by publisher;
rudimentary audio player and Web browser; Wikipedia

Nook (Barnes and Noble)
Price: $259

Books, etc: A million books, including 500,000 free titles; newspapers and magazines
Touch screen, physical buttons, onscreen keyboard, 2GB Memory with a microSD expansion slot
6″ E-Ink Screen with 16 shades of gray and 3.5″ color touch screen
7.7″ by 4.9″ by .5; 11.2 oz.
Battery life: Up to ten days with wireless turned off
AT&T 3G (no word yet on international roaming as far as I know), Wi-Fi, USB
ePub e-book standard, PDF files are supported, but not DOC files
other features: Books can be loaned to other users of Nook and B&N’s reader software for PCs, Macs, iPhones, and BlackBerries; plays MP3s

iRexiRex DR800SG
Around $400

Books, etc.: Via Barnes & Noble, a million books, including 500,000 free titles; newspapers and magazines; also has content from Newspapers Direct and LibreDigital
8.1″ E-Ink Screen, 7.6″ by 5.9″ by .4; 14.9 oz. with a Stylus, physical buttons
Battery life isn’t specified, but it’s supposed to work with Verizon 3G, USB
2GB (via included microSD card)
ePub e-book standard and PDF are supported.

QuePlastic Logic Que

Price: To Be Announced in 2010
Books, etc: Via Barnes & Noble, a million books, including 500,000 free titles; newspapers and magazines.
10.7″ E-Ink Screen and a Touch screen
Dimensions and weight are described as ” .3″ thick; weighs “less than many periodicals”
Battery life: “days” but they sat it will work with AT&T 3G, Wi-Fi, and USB
Memory size is also Unspecified
ePub e-book standard and PDF and DOC are all supported:

Sony Reader Daily Edition
Price: $399 (but with the Nook coming in at $259, maybe Sony will cut the price)

Books, etc.: “Thousands” of titles from Sony E-Book Store; a million free books from Google
7″ E-Ink Screen; 800 by 600; 16 shades of gray with Physical buttons
Battery life: Up to two weeks, wireless using AT&T 3G, USB
2GB Memory with Memory Stick Pro and SD slots
ePub e-book PDF and DOC files will be supported (conversion of DOC requires MSWord)
other features: MP3 and AAC music playback

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Price: $199.99
Books, etc.: “Thousands” of titles from Sony E-Book Store; a million free books from Google
5″ E-Ink Screen; 800 by 600; 8 shades of gray Physical buttons
6.25″ by 4.25″ by .4″; 7.76 oz.
Battery life: 2 weeks with USB connectivity
Only 512MB Memory; 440MB available with no expansions slots
ePub e-book format supported as well as PDF and DOC files (conversion of DOC requires MS Word)

As you can see the eBook war is far from over, and that’s OK for the consumer until these companies all can agree on what we want from a portable reader.
Next year the Christmas tree will still offer new and old technology along with the socks and sweaters from grandma.
Happy New Year Everybody! Enjoy every day of it because it’s the only 2010 we’ll ever have.

from http://www.examiner.com/x-33316-Boulder-Technology-Examiner~y2009m12d28-Ereaders-for-the-New-Year

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