The next tablet segment that has caught on the fancy of tablet makers is obviously those that offer 12+ inch of screen real estate. These are aimed at the enterprise users among others and Apple has been rumored for quite some time now to be fielding a contender in this emerging segment; more so after Samsung has already made the initial move here with the launch of the ‘Pro’ … [Read more...] about Apple Not Likely to Launch iPad Pro Before Q3 2014
Samsung has been experimenting with curved displays for quite some time, although all of its efforts have culminated in just one product so far, the Galaxy Round, which is bent longitudinally along the central spine. That is going to change soon though, what with rumors (courtesy of MovePlayers) claiming Samsung is prepping a tablet version of it as well. Likely to be named … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab Round in the Works
In a nod to the understanding that consumers who read on mobile devices are probably on a time budget, the newly launched full-length issues of Vanity Fair have a new offer: reading times. Originally initiated by Liberty magazine in the 1920s, the reading time feature sorts articles for the reader by how long the article should take, which is perfect for the morning commute or … [Read more...] about Vanity Fair’s iOS Version Sorted by Reading Times
The Reading Rainbow television show was broadcast for almost two decades and it taught young children the value of reading. When the show was cancelled a few years ago, Levar Burton and producer Mark Wolfe sat down and decided what to do next. 18 months later they debuted the Reading Rainbow iOS app and secured partnerships with Natgeo and a number of other media properties. … [Read more...] about Reading Rainbow Android App Tipped by Amazon
There has been a massive leak of internal documents today from Barnes and Noble that claim Microsoft has made a one billion dollar offer to buy the entire Nook brand. This includes all the ebooks, tablets, and e-readers that the company currently offers.Barnes and Noble has sold over 10 million Nook devices since first launching in 2009. Over 7 million people are actively … [Read more...] about Is Barnes and Noble Selling Nook Media to Microsoft?
Sony is developing a followup to the PRS-T2 e-Reader and it is poised to be submitted to the FCC within the next month. The company normally announces new devices in July and releases them in October. The big rumor right now is the deviation from the standard release cycle and getting a new product to market really soon. Sony normally discounts the current generation before it … [Read more...] about Sony PRS-T3 to Be Announced Soon
We already know Samsung is reported to launch the Galaxy Tab 3 at the IFA event in September, though new input from SamMobile further whets our appetite with reports of there being a high end tablet in the making as well. The new tablet, dubbed Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, is likely to sport a 10.1 inch display, though it could even be as big as 11.6 inches. However, the screen dimension … [Read more...] about Rumor: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Tablet to Feature a HD AMOLED Display
Rumor has it that Samsung is keen to offload its Liquavista acquisition to Amazon for an amount that is not likely to exceed $100 million. The move comes in the wake of the South Korean manufacturer shifting its focus increasingly towards tablet computers and smartphones, while dedicated ebook reading devices aren't as lucrative. Samsung had acquired the Netherlands based … [Read more...] about Rumor: Samsung Attempting to Sell Off Liquavista to Amazon
Barnes and Noble has reported losses in its Nook Media division, which comprises of e-readers and ebooks. The company is going to be announcing its 3rd quarter financials within the next few days, and suffice it to say the company is not going to meet the projected revenue of three billion. A person close to Barnes and Noble has said the company might be gravitating away from … [Read more...] about Is Barnes and Noble Leaving the e-Reader Business?
Taiwan based research firm TrendForce has stated Apple might be readying its fifth generation iPad for a launch in Q3 2013. Also, the new iPad 5 will come with several new features which will mark its first complete overhaul since it was launched almost three years ago.These include a thin bezel design that Apple introduced in the iPad Mini along with the incorporation of … [Read more...] about Rumor: Apple Might Launch iPad 5 in Q3 2013