During the month of June we ran a poll on Goodereader.com asking our readers what new e-reader or tablet where you most excited about? The results are in and 111 people cast their vote on what they were eagerly anticipating.
Rumored Amazon Tablet – (49%, 54 Votes)
Details around this tablet are few and far between but most manufactures and component makers all proclaim Amazon has placed massive orders for a new Android Tablet that will launch later this year. Most people agree there are two different tablets in the works and analysts claim 400,000 units a month are going to be made. Amazon certainly has been moving in the right direction with its Android Appstore and Cloud based lockers.
Kobo Touch (18%, 20 Votes)
Kobo recently issued their very first touchscreen e-reader which is a paradigm shift from the companies previous offerings. Their latest gadget has a fast response time and features a infrared sensor to help with the resolution and pin point touch screen accuracy. With the latest firmware updates it certainly adds more flexibility to adjusting your ebook reading experience. It even allows customers to load in their own Fonts for optimal control. Read Books, Newspapers and more with the Kobo Touch.
Barnes and Noble – Simple Touch Reader (14%, 15 Votes)
We were on the scene in New York at Book Expo America when we got the call from Barnes and Noble about an exclusive event. Dropping everything we ran to Union Square to catch the unveiling of the companies latest e-ink e-reader. What we have is a touchscreen e-reader with access to Barnes and Noble vast ebook store. You can purchase newspapers, magazines, ebooks and a wide array of content. This certainly is the best e-ink based device the company has put out to date.
Rumored new Sony e-Reader (11%, 12 Votes)
We broke the news a few months ago that Sony was working on a next generation e-reader with WI-FI and access to the Sony eBook store. The company has been mute on the matter and no FCC applications have been filed yet. Many component makers in Asia have said Sony is testing the waters with a new e-reader device. The company though has its hands full with the impending launch of their first tablet computer offers, the S1 and S2.
Amazon Kindle with Special Offers (8%, 5 Votes)
This device has been out for awhile which is why it failed to garner any votes at all. The Amazon Kindle with Special offers is much akin to the 3rd generation Amazon Kindle that has been out for the last 8 months. The big difference is that it is $30 cheaper and serves adverts via the Home screen and the screensaver.
Make sure to vote in our next Poll going up soon.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.