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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New color e-reader from Pandigital

This week another new competitor entered the e-reader market. According to an article on InformationWeek’s website, Pandigital will release a 7-inch e-reader called Novel. The device will be integrated with the Barnes & Noble eBookstore which currently offers more than a million titles. The device features an Android operating system with a full color touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, virtual keyboard, 1 GB of internal memory, ability to display in either portrait or landscape mode, and a USB port for transferring files. It will also support PDF, ePUB, and HTML formats. The Novel will be available next month with a very competitive price tag.

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