Amazon Slims and Rebalances Kindle

by Tom Allen

It has been eight years since the introduction of the original Amazon Kindle. Each successive generation has made the device smaller, lighter and faster; progress that has now led to the Kindle Oasis. It …

Tags:E Ink| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 14

Amazon Requires Kindle Update

by Tom Allen

Amazon is pushing out a software update for all Kindle devices released before 2014. The update must be applied before the 22nd March; after this, a manual update will be required. A full list …

Tags:Amazon| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Software| Vol 23 - Issue 09

Barnes & Noble Begins Month-Long Nook Promotion

by Isaac Oburu

Barnes & Noble has announced its trade-in/trade-up promotion. Customers can visit any Barnes & Noble store to take advantage of the trade-in/trade-up promotion. All Nook devices are eligible, except the Nook GlowLight Plus and …

Tags:Barnes & Noble| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 05

New Partnerships for Also

by Tom Allen

Also has signed three new deals in Switzerland. The distributor will now handle Pocketbook eReaders; tablets and mini PCs from Trekstor; and home automation products from Fibaro.

Tags:Also| Distribution| eReaders| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Switzerland| tablets| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Nook Makes eReader Waterproof

by Tom Allen

Rather than simply re-releasing a Samsung tablet as a faux eReader, Barnes & Noble has launched its first real Kindle competitor this year. The Nook Glowlight Plus is a revamped version of the Nook …

Tags:Barnes & Noble| E Ink| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 43

Amazon Doubles Resolution for Easier Reading

by Tom Allen

The new Kindle supports drop caps in text, unlike previous modelsAmazon has updated its Paperwhite eReader, doubling the resolution of the previous generation while maintaining the same price. Reading should be easier on the …

Tags:Amazon| E Ink| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Kobo Avoids Colour

by Tom Allen

While eReader sales continue to fall and companies hunt for the next big thing, Kobo has come straight out and said that it will not move away from its monochrome roots. President Michael Tamblyn …

Tags:Colour (Color)| Electrochromic Displays| Electrowetting| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 17

Kobo Undercuts Amazon With Glo HD

by Tom Allen

Kobo claims that its new 6″ Glo HD eReader has ‘the highest resolution screen available on the market’, at an unusual 1448 x 1072 resolution (300 ppi). An E Ink Carta display (Display Monitor …

Tags:E Ink| eReaders| Europe| Mobile Display Monitor| North America| Vol 22 - Issue 15

And Finally… – Vol 22 No 17

by Tom Allen

Germany’s CRN ran its own April Fool’s prank this year, pointing at an upcoming Apple eReader called the ‘iRead’. It certainly sounded promising – an UltraHD display, full Adobe RGB coverage and a pulse …

Tags:Apple| Apple Watch (iWatch)| Back Panel| eReaders| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 17

Digitimes Sees Demand for E-Paper Declining

by Bob Raikes

According to an article in Digitimes, the demand for electrophoretic displays (e-paper) is on a global decline. The article explains this decline with lower sales of electronic book readers, with Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic …

Tags:E Ink| EPD (Electrophoretic)| eReaders| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 21 - Issue 50


Volatile Mobile Device Sales Drive Displays Market

by Helen Vince

Mobile Displays – Consumer adoption of ereaders and tablet PCs has been a key driver for small display unit shipments and revenues. Over the past several years, display market dynamics have been volatile as users …

Tags:E Ink| EPD (Electrophoretic)| eReaders| IdTechEx| iPad| tablets| Vol 21 - Issue 48

Market and Technology Outlook for Flexible and Printed Displays

by Helen Vince

cMobile Displays, Large Displays – The 2014 Printed Electronics Conference (Santa Clara, CA, November 18-20) provided a good opportunity to assess the technology candidates and market prospects for flexible and printed displays. For example, the …

Tags:Electrochromic Displays| EPD (Electrophoretic)| eReaders| Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Printed Electronics Conference 2014 (Santa Clara)| Vol 21 - Issue 48