Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. 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