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November 25, 2009

Kindle Philippines FaceBook Group!

Filed under: books, ebook store, kindle, Kindle for PC, news, Readers — talkintech @ 7:38 am

I created an FB group for local Kindle users.  If you already own a Kindle, or is planning to get one, or if you simply want to learn more about the Kindle, join me at Kindle Philippines.

November 6, 2009

Kindle 2’s Whispernet Access is Brought to You By…

Filed under: ebook store, kindle — Tags: , , — talkintech @ 1:10 am

A “mystery telco”?  You be the judge.

i was able to hack into my Kindle’s “Select Wireless Provider” screen and here’s what was displayed:

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As you can see, the Kindle detects all local cell phone service provider.  But who or what the heck is “515,03,2”?  Someone said that it is Smart Gold but how come its not displayed on-screen?

October 23, 2009

Kindleware for Win7

Filed under: ebook, ebook store, kindle — Tags: , , — talkintech @ 12:13 am

It looks like my decision to go Kindle is timely.  Amazon has just announced that they will be releasing the Kindleware for Windows and it should be able to synchronize books between my PC and my yet-to-arrive Kindle.

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As far as I know, the Kindle doesn’t come with any PC software (yet) and the upcoming Kindleware should be able to fill this void.

October 15, 2009

Could this be the Barnes & Noble eBook Reader?

Filed under: ebook, ebook store, Readers — Tags: , , — talkintech @ 1:03 am

If it is, sign me up for one please 🙂

October 13, 2009

Barnes & Noble’s October 20 Event (‘nuff said)

Filed under: ebook, ebook store, Readers, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — talkintech @ 10:53 pm

October 11, 2009

Android-powered eBooks from Barnes & Noble

Filed under: ebook, ebook store, Readers — Tags: , , , — talkintech @ 11:00 pm

Brighthand has published an article claiming that the yet-to-be-announced Barnes & Noble eBook reader will run Android.  At this point, the B&N eBook reader can still be considered as vaporware *but* if it will indeed run Android, then it may well end up to be the most “powerful” eBook reader in the market.

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Look at the possibilities: an Android powered eBook reader can double as a Google-powered tablet.  Since the yet-to-be-announced reader is supposed to have a touchscreen, web surfing will be a big plus on it.  Google Maps on an eBook Reader also sounds good to me.  Oh, one killer feature that it may have is seamless integration to Google Reader and Google Docs!

If this rumor proves to be true, then it is indeed worth waiting for the Barnes & Noble eBook reader.

October 10, 2009

Barnes & Noble to Announce their own eBook Reader on October 20

Filed under: ebook, ebook store, Readers — Tags: , — talkintech @ 11:33 pm

Mobility Site reports that Barnes & Noble will announce a “major event in their company’s history”.  Many speculates that this will be the event where B&N will finally formally announce their partnership with Plastic Logic.

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A lot of people are eagerly awaiting this event because Barnes & Noble’s eBook offering is apparently is larger than that of Amazon.  Another reason is that according to prevailing rumors, their reader will be using wi-fi to access their online eBook library, thus making it more accessible to a lot more people who use Kindle’s Whispernet.

I just hope that Barnes & Noble also makes their reader internationally available.  If it does use wi-fi instead of “whispernet” makes it more attractive than the Kindle because on-device access to the eBook marketplace will be faster and, presumably, cheaper.

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In other news, Times Online published their choice for today’s “Five of the Best eBook Readers” and I’m pleasantly surprised to see the iPod Touch on that list.

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