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Over 80 tablets shown at CES this year
January 6, 2011 | 2:30 am

tenone_designs_ten_1_fling_game_controller_ipadThe Consumer Electronics Show is on, and the RSS feeds are being flooded by scads of posts about this or that new tablet or e-reader. If I tried to cover all of them, I could be here all night. In fact, PC Magazine reports that over 80 tablets are going to be shown at the CES this year, many of them using Google’s new “Honeycomb” version of Android. But how many of those tablets are going to be around by the end of the year? If you’ll recall, 2010’s CES showcased about a zillion e-readers, the majority of which...

CNet rounds up CES e-readers, their current states
December 13, 2010 | 7:15 am

ces-ereaderCNet has another one of those year-end retrospective articles that start popping up around this time. This one looks at the scads of e-book readers that were introduced in the Consumer Electronics Show in January, and follows up to find out what happened to them all. What do I mean by “scads”? The article is in the form of a photo gallery that has 23 pages (though some readers get two pages devoted to them). Some of these readers, such as the Aluratek Libre, have done pretty well. Many, like Plastic Logic’s Que or Hearst’s Skiff, ended up...

Some info from the Consumer Electronics Association on ereaders and tablets
November 10, 2010 | 11:52 am

download.jpegCEA, the Consumer Electronics Association, is the trade organization that puts on CES each year. CEA is not too well known to consumers, but it is one of the largest trade associations and does all the stuff that trade associations do, including engage in economic analysis. Each year at this time CEA invites the press for a pre-CES presentation. The most interesting part of it is the report given by their Chief Economist, which is is the result of extensive research and surveys. I attended the event in New York yesterday and here is some of...

Where have all the e-ink readers gone, long time passing?
June 16, 2010 | 10:12 am

Jon Stokes at Ars Technica wonders whatever happened to all the Chinese e-ink readers that were on display everywhere you looked at CES but are now conspicuously absent from E3. He points to the examples of the Plastic Logic Que (or “QUE”) and the Sprint/Hearst Skiff, two of the most anticipated devices from early days. The Que was supposed to be in release by now, but has been plagued by delays, and Plastic Logic may even be taking offers for sale (though the person who seemed to imply it has since denied it). The Skiff, as we...

E-book reader quick links: Samsung, Apple, Amazon
February 4, 2010 | 7:03 pm

samthumb Samsung has revealed a new e-ink reader, the E61, this one with a physical qwerty keyboard similar to the Kindle’s. This reader joins Samsung’s E6 and E10 readers from CES to make a trio of new e-ink devices. It uses the standard 6” 800x600 resolution e-ink screens seen in most such devices. Like the other Samsungs, it features a removable battery. New York Magazine reports that Steve Jobs had a “secret” talk with fifty New York Times executives last night—more of an “open” secret now. Jobs reportedly “requested a mango lassi and penne” and showed off the iPad...

Maybe the most interesting tablet PC isn’t at CES
January 8, 2010 | 12:37 am

image In geek circles and indeed here at TeleRead, the big news these days is all coming from the CES show in Las Vegas. As far as the e-book world is concerned everyone seems to be following tablet devices---those being announced at the show and even those not being announced. But for those who are on the lookout for future technology that might actually change the way the world looks at e-readers, one of the more interesting stories seems to have overlooked completely because it's not at the show. Apparently the folks at the One Laptop Per Child program...

The e-book field needs more innovation, not less: CES counterpoint
January 7, 2010 | 6:08 pm

image I wasn't as impressed with Edward Nawotka's editorial on the recent Consumer Electronics Show as Paul Biba was. In fact, I saw a troubling lack of foresight and even hindsight. A decade or two ago, someone might as well have said that a Walkman was everything needed to enjoy music.  How downright quaint such an opinion would seem now in the post-iTunes era. Likewise, an assertion today that… "at least for the time being, the devices that we already have are good enough for books in their present form" …just seems to me to be oblivious to what needs to come. Indeed,...