The tablet you see above is not like the iPad or any other similar device. It has an entirely different purpose. It is meant to replace paper and solves the purpose of a note-taking gadget. With a 13-inch (760 x 1080) E-Ink display, the NoteSlate can be used for writing, reading and even an eBook reader. It also features a SD card reader, a 3.5mm audio output and WiFi.
Toshiba, along with KDDI has developed the world’s first solar-powered e-book reader. Called the Biblio Leaf, the device has a solar panel built-in and features a 6-inch E-Ink display. Toshiba promises that the Biblio Leaf will allows you to read 25 books, or 7,500 pages, on just a single charge.
Google always wanted to join the eBook bandwagon, and there have been a few rumors across the web to support the notion. And now finally it takes effect. The company recently launched the eBookStore with a list of 3 millions titles to start with. The eBook apps are available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad), Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader. Of course it is also available for desktops via a web-based reading application.
Those who are looking for a new e-book reader may be interested. Barnes and Noble has started shipping its new Nook Color ahead of time. The company is shipping the device starting today, to customers who already pre-ordered it.
What you see above is the new Nook, a full-color eBook reader and a 7-inch Android tablet from Barnes & Nobles. It has everything an eBook reader needs to have, as well as all the capabilities a full service tablet should pack in.
Apple may be working on a smaller 5 to 7 inch version of the iPad, possible launch on first quarter of 2011
New rumors indicate that Apple may be working on a smaller version of iPad which may be introduced sometime early 2011. The size would somewhere between 5 to 7 inches, as reported by DigiTimes. The price will therefore come down to $400 or less. If this becomes true, Apple would impose even harder challenge to the currently existing eBook Readers like Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Sony eReader.