The CITE, a blog published by the National Association of College Stores, takes a look at the intersection of education and technology, highlighting issues that range from course materials to learning delivery to the student experience. Comments, discussion, feedback, and ideas are welcome.

Friday, February 12, 2010

e-reader happenings

While the blog highlights many of the digital happenings affecting our industry, there is often more going on than we have a chance to cover each week. Here is a round-up of some of the recent e-reader news.

  • According to Computerworld, Sony may be working on a device to compete with the Apple iPad.
  • According to Engadget, Prime View International (PVI), maker of e-paper displays for e-readers, will introduce color, flexible, and touchscreen displays later this year.
  • Asustek is planning to launch its first e-reader, the Eee Book, at the Computex Taipei 2010 electronics show beginning on June 1. PC World says that Asustek is also planning to launch a tablet to compete with the iPad. The tablet could be available later this year.
  • According to the New York Times, the JooJoo tablet is now in full production. Meanwhile, a legal battle between the creators of the device is ongoing.
  • According to Engadget, LG is working on a device to compete with Apple and Amazon. Details have not been released but the device could hit the market by April.
  • Micro-Star International (MSI) is preparing to launch a tablet later this year.
  • The Bits Blog has an interesting posting about whether or not e-readers really cause eye strain
  • DigitalBeat and GreenBiz discuss the “green” aspects of the Apple iPad and if e-reader devices can help save the planet

1 comment:

MrPotts said...

Excellent. I love the concise summary and I have been following the EReader market for about 2 years, without purchasing one yet. But this will be the year I finally buy one. I am looking for a good PDF reader which I can highlight, make notes on the file, and save the PDF with the changes. Any recommendations?

Keep up the good work.
Phil Curtis