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