New Sony Reader Gets Social

Sony’s latest e-book reader goes on sale today, and features Facebook and Evernote integration.

LeapFrog Device Moves Past the Tadpole Stage

LeapFrog ups the ante with a new Leapster device that has a digital camera, video recorder, a microphone and an accelerometer.

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The Nook Gets a Nudge From Consumer Reports

Barnes & Noble’s newest Nook has fewer features than its predecessor, as well as many other rivals. That’s great, says Consumer Reports, which has crowned the new $139 device its favorite e-book reader. It’s the first time the magazine has put an e-reader made by anyone other than Amazon at the top of its rankings.


Libretto W100–Toshiba's Answer to the iPad?

Since Apple launched its iPad, more and more competitors are moving to launch similar devices to compete. The latest company to join the bandwagon is Japan’s Toshiba. The maker of everything from nuclear reactors to consumer electronics on Monday said it will release worldwide a mini touch-screen notebook PC called Libretto W100 that doubles as an electronic book reader.

T-Mobile’s HD2 Has Great Screen, Weak Software

The hardware for T-Mobile’s HD2 is attractive but overall, the smartphone is significantly inferior to its touch-screen rivals.

New Freescale Chip Could Herald Cheaper Kindle

Freescale Semiconductor, an ARM licensee and the company responsible for the chips used in the majority of e-book readers, has developed some new silicon that it claims could help drive prices of the devices below $150 before the end of this year.

Acer to Apple: Don’t Mind Us. We’ll Just Keep Making These “Cheap Laptops.”

Come summer, Acer will enter the arena for e-book readers, releasing a device with a six-inch monochrome screen. The company will also debut an online applications store from which it will peddle apps for Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Mobile operating systems and for Google’s Android platform. But Acer has no plans to launch a touchscreen tablet to compete with Apple’s new iPad, despite the fact that Chairman J.T. Wang recently said his company was “developing something” along those lines.

First Impressions of the New Apple iPad

Walt Mossberg provides his first impressions on Apple’s new iPad tablet computer.

Apple iPad Event Liveblog

After months of feverish speculation and as many years of wishful thinking, Apple uncrated its tablet computer–the iPad–at an invitation-only event in San Francisco this morning. We’re covering it live with photos and text.

Windows Live Email, Vista and Apple Tablets

Walt answers reader questions regarding Windows Live Email, switching from Vista and Apple tablet speculation.

Study: Everyone Wants a Kindle–For $50

What Book Will Amazon Delete Next?

Kindle DX Shipping on June 10

Apple, Verizon and the iPhone LiTE

Shut Up, Kindle


Comcast Busts a Cap