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Comparison of e-book readers

Comparison of e-book readers
An e-book reader is a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading e-books and periodicals. E-book readers are similar in form to a tablet computer, and usually refer to readers that use electronic paper, which means better readability of their screens especially in bright sunlight, and longer battery life. When disconnected from the web, an e-book reader's battery will last from weeks to months. A tablet computer typically has a faster screen capable of higher refresh rates which makes them more suitable for interaction. Any device that can display text on a screen can act as an e-book reader, but without the advantages of the e-paper technology. Commercially available devices sold by maker or designer[edit] Notes: Library DRM compatible – Can be used to borrow e-books from public libraries, i.e. the EPUB and/or PDF formats with digital-rights-management (DRM) are supported." Electronic-paper displays[edit] Different kinds of screens[edit] Changes[edit]

eBook Reader 2011 | Compare Best eBook Readers - TopTenREVIEWS B. Dalton B. Dalton Bookseller (often called B. Dalton or B. Dalton's) was an American retail bookstore chain founded in 1966 by the Dayton's department store chain. History[edit] Dayton's, a department store chain based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, began the B. B. 1980s and 1990s[edit] A B. By 1986, discounting practices by rival book chains had caused declining profits for B. In January 2012 B.Dalton closed one of the last two locations at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York. Format[edit] Initially, B. Software Etc. Software Etc.' In 1986, B. References[edit]

Waldenbooks Waldenbooks (often referred to as Waldens), operated by the Walden Book Company, Inc., was an American shopping mall-based bookstore chain and a subsidiary of Borders Group. The chain also ran a video game and software chain under the name Waldensoftware as well as a children's edutainment chain under Walden Kids. In 2011 the chain was liquidated in bankruptcy. History[edit] In 1984, Waldenbooks acquired the Brentano's chain, and later that year was itself acquired by Kmart. After 2004, many Waldenbooks locations were re-branded as "Borders Express" stores. On July 18, 2011, Borders Group filed for liquidation to close all of its remaining Waldenbooks and other stores. References[edit] External links[edit]

Sony Reader The Sony Reader is a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony, who invented the electronic ink reader with its Librie.[1] It uses an electronic paper display developed by E Ink Corporation, is viewable in direct sunlight, requires no power to maintain a static image, and is usable in portrait or landscape orientation. Sony sells e-books for the Reader from the Sony eBook Library store in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Austria, Canada and it will be coming to France, Italy and Spain starting in Spring 2012.[2] The Reader also can display Adobe PDFs, ePub format, RSS newsfeeds, JPEGs, and Sony's proprietary BBeB ("BroadBand eBook") format. Some Readers can play MP3 and unencrypted AAC audio files. Compatibility with Adobe digital rights management (DRM) protected PDF and ePub files allows Sony Reader owners to borrow ebooks from lending libraries in many countries.[3] Models and availability[edit] There have been ten models to date. 2013 Model[edit] Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T3[edit] Specifications