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The mobile revolution has created immense interest and growth from various sectors worldwide. The cloud computing sector, has taken the lead in the dynamic Android market. Several new Android apps have been introduced such as games, financial calculators, picture sharing, multimedia, location based services, e-readers, and more.

The Baltimore Sun, a leading print newspaper has gone mobile. The Baltimore Sun has come up with a unique method, bringing up to the minute coverage, breaking news, business, entertainment, sports, weather, archived photographs and a lot more a nominal $1.99 for this wide range of premium content.

This Baltimore App for iPhones and Androids brings you anytime, anywhere premium content on the go. Just imagine – Online Live News, Football Coverage, Sports Web, Classifieds, Baltimore Crime Beat, Jobs, School closing and Delays, Food, Travel, Subscription and Advertising Information on the go. The Baltimore Sun has introduced Apps for the iPhone, Baltimore Sun Android, Baltimore Football App, Baltimore Apps for the Kindle etc. With companies like Amazon coming into the fray with a massive content behind them, products like the Kindle, have hit the horizon. Amazon’s Kindle is one of the best e-book reading devices in the market.

Trust the Baltimore Sun to associate with the Kindle and reach all time highs. The Baltimore Sun has focused their approach to such, like Amazon’s revolutionary wireless reading device, Android tablets, iPad, etc. increasing their apps by the day to reach an ever growing population of tablets and smartphone users. Various WebKit based browsers increase the reach for web over the Wi-Fi, making location based information a reality, be it the Blackberry, or Mac PC or an Android device, Kindle, iPhone or the iPad.

Various Flash based Apps and PDF reader apps have made communication in highly innovative and interesting methods a reality for the Baltimore Sun.

Google™ Acquires eBook Technologies to Rival Amazon and Barnes & Noble

As Google sets out to challenge Amazon.com or the likes, it feels the need to streamline itself. This is in consideration of competition from Amazon and Apple in the e-book market. According to eBook Technologies, working with Google will further commitments in providing a first class experience from emerging tablets and other portable devices.

When Google opened its online book store, it went up another step to compete with Amazon.com by acquiring eBook technologies that has become famous for establishing digital projects.

A part of 14-15 million printed books have been digitized by Google by scanning which the Internet bookstore has put up on the net in the last 6 years. There are about 4,000 publishers, which include MacMillan, Random House, CBS Corp., Simon & Schuster Inc., and so on who are letting Google carry quite a lot of titles of the recent books released.

The purchase of eBook Technologies has been to give mobile owners access to their eBooks online. Google offered 3 million titles acquired by them in December. Amazon.com, their rivals offers readers a dedicated service with reader devices like Kindle. Google has taken up an approach which does away the reader device. They provide for a web reader application which distributes copies of the book via applications on Android smart phones and tablets as well as Apple devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Google, however, refuses to provide any info on the acquisitions or even an update and how it is faring. However, it is apparent Google is in an endeavor to improve its book title delivery on all computing devices. An online bookshelf provides a list of titles and eBook Technologies has a complete service with content conversion and publishing tools. Key among these features is the ready access of titles online from anywhere and anytime. The impetus behind picking up eBook in its shopping cart is the reading service available at eBook. The purpose has been to make the e-books available to its clients at a hire charge or free as the case may be. So, from the list of titles available at Google, there are many available right away to the users at a nominal cost while many e-books are provided free and browsing is made available with eBook Technologies

Google™ May Develop Its Own E-Book Reader, Multi-Platform E-Book Store

With the acquisition of eBook Technologies Inc. (ETI), a company specializing in electronic books-related technologies, both hardware and software, Google has now made an entry in the e-Book market. It has also launched a new e-book online store, a lot like Amazon, which though still is in its early stages.

In a statement by an official, eBook Technologies is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Google. Working together with Google will further our commitment to providing a first-class reading experience on emerging tablets, e-readers and other portable devices.

Up till now Google’s strategy had been to offer a web based platform for distribution of books without entering the e-book reader device market unlike Amazon which had introduced Kindle. Through its online bookstore opened last year it was catering to multiple formats and devices, but this recent acquisition signals Google’s entry into such devices. ETI had been developing 2 designs and software for a reader of its own before acquisition. With this acquisition Google instead of just providing books and using other readers will now make new advances into this industry.

The current Google store provided books in all compatible formats for tablets. It currently caters to approximately 3 million books but it is soon expected to grow up to 50 million books. Google with ETI on board could also be planning to enhance the eBook software on its Tablet influenced Android Honeycomb release. This is a multi-billion dollar market which Google will not want to lose especially with the increase in the student population’s usage of these readers, plus also with an entry in this market Google could further spread its ad business.

Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks, everything from laptops to netbooks to tablets to smartphones to e-readers. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if in the coming months Google introduces an eBook reader bundled with its eBooks store to rival Amazons Kindle. Google’s eBooks store in a refreshing change from other online stores only caters to marketing of books unlike other websites which are a portal for sale of varied products. It also is providing quite a few of classics fro free on its online store to attract more people. Dedicated work on its portal, better reviews and Google might just pose a threat to Amazon.

Google as always is making new headways to capture the already present markets like it did with its Android platform and revolutionizing the phone OS market. What waits to be seen is how Google captures the eBook market, with new software for its Android HoneyComb enabled tablets or a new eBook Reader.

Boosted Audio and Video views on iPhones and iPads with Kindle Apps

Kindle Apps now-a-days have become one of the widely used applications for iPhones, and iPods. These kindle books now come with all the expected and required features. They can be used for Video viewing, audio playbacks, various cookbooks, researches, guides for various things etc.

Though the application’s usage started 3 years back but the features present today are advanced and were not supported by the older versions of the kindle books. The older versions of it mainly consisted of non graphical photographs and words and many comprehensions .The older version was incomplete in it and never used the sources from outside. The Latest version of the Kindle Apps searches every minute detail from the media sources and presents complete information of every possibly related thing right in front of the user.

These books have become popular to such an extent that users are having a tough time in finding   and downloading them.  Most of the times when they are searched online for download for different purposes. They are unavailable or the link where they can be found is busy, but still users prefer the use of these books as they are quite good and helpful. The books are also easy to download as the time taken for downloading them is much less in comparison to time taken to perform other tasks.

Only some of the video download takes some time but that to is not more than 12-14 minutes. Moreover the video and audio books and records that are present are all properly listed but label they contain sometimes varies from the content.

These books are present at amazon.com But users can download AV books over the wireless connection .It can’t be done by the usage of a 3G connection. Since the downloads for the apple devices are absent on Amazon, it is securing AT&T from getting connected to many users.

BENEFITS OF KINDLE BOOKS

The good thing about these books is that all of them could be found at amazon.com. Every single book that has been released till now is present with full updated informations and details. Thus amazon.com should keep its record maintained and shouldn’t be afraid of releasing new versions of these books. According to the users they should take their rivals as the opportunities for allowing more and more people to experience their services.

Thus, with the help of many users, rivals Amazon will also be able to publicize these applications more into the markets and it will become easier for them to deal with its customers and critics and to carry out the further research and debugging for further advancement of their product. As none of the apps have been perfect till date without customer support, this phase is also one of the important parts in making the product public and common for users.

Kobo E-book Reader Trumps in the Price War

The iPad craze didn’t truly succeed in crushing Kindle’s lead in the eBook reader market. Of course it goes to say that we are talking about Kindle II and not the ridiculously ambitious Kindle DX (priced at $500). Foran avid eBook reader, the most important thing to factor in is the screen’s versatility in different lighting settings and the battery’s longevity. But probably what becomes the deciding factor is the price tag that comes with a feature-packed eBook reader. With no pretensions, Kobo eBook reader joins in the price war and just might have aced it.

Specifications

  • Size:- 120mm x 184mm x 10mm thick.
  • Weight: -221 grams
  • Memory capacity:- 1 GB of internal memory, expandable with the built-in SD card slot
  • Connectivity:- Bluetooth
  • Sync: – Comes with a USB for syncing

Design

Kobo’s very basic design almost is a statement in itself. The front plate is made if white plastic with a matte finish. Surprisingly the back cover offers more personality and texture with its canvas-like rubbery finish, offering a tighter grip and a more comfortable feel to the Kobo.

The front has a 6 inch LCD screen utilizing E-ink technology which can display up to 8 grey colors. E-ink technology offers a highly adaptable display of fonts that is friendly to the eyes. It also makes it possible to save as much as battery power—making it possible for eBook readers to last up to weeks between charges.

The highly intuitive five-way D-pad controls sit at the bottom left. At the left side of the screen, four buttons are aligned on top of each other: Home, Menu, Display and Back.

Features

Kobo reader offers Bluetooth compatibility for syncing with other Bluetooth devices. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi connectivity though. Uploading books to the eBook reader would have to be through a PC sync. The system can search for new books if an SD card is inserted in its slot.

Out of the box Kobo eBook reader comes with free 100 eBooks preloaded. Surely a great deal for those who haven’t heard of Project Guttenberg. Although a few new titles thrown-in might get a few smiles.

The Kobo reader has been very upfront with the simplicity it offers. From the get go, Kobo reader left no surprises or mysteries that may whet a users appetite. Simply put, its features only deal with the rigors of reading an eBook, syncing with the laptop or other Bluetooth devices and the killer battery life (which allegedly can last up to two weeks). Even the package shows Kobo’s confidence of its battery life. The Kobo eBook reader does not ship with a wall charger, just the average USB data cable. This probably would surely irk some in the future for sure.

But what makes it blip in the eBook reader radar is its reasonable price. Selling for not more than $150, the Kobo is every gadget fellow’s practical solution while he’s waiting for the good stuff to make its way in its market. Every six months brilliant minds and designers churn out at least one innovative product that puts it predecessors to the valley of death. While others may opt to grab at the chance to upgrade, others would choose wait a few months until the device becomes stable.

Verdict

With no Wi-Fi and no other features to awe users, the Kobo reader might very well be buried into obscurity. That is, if the price is not included in the equation. The Kobo ebook reader is cheap and yet effective enough for its promised eBook reading experience. Most serious eBook readers, especially those who know where to get their free ebooks fromwill not miss the WiFi absence. It all depends to one’s creativity to maximize the already reasonable deal that the Kobo eBook reader offers.

A New Dawn for Literary Age: eBook and eBook Readers

Myriad amounts of eBook have already been uploaded on the Internet, and now to add to the flavor eBook Readers have started flooding the market. And they are throwing the hard copies to the dust bins, the number of book readers are constantly decreasing compared to the surge in the sales of eBook Readers.

An eBook reader or an E-reader is a electronic device specifically designed to read eBook. These electronic devices are very handy and are mobile also. These devices can be charged anywhere. These devices can hold our whole library and still won’t consume any space. And in this where mostly all the library are available in digital format, E-readers are the way to go.

A day before the launch of iPad, Sony announced the launch of a new eBook reader in Japan. Japan is also the home ground for Sony. Related to the eBook industry, Sony also announced to launch an eBook enterprise. Sony commented it is trying to tap in to the revenues from the eBook industries where in online stores would be made available which would contains libraries of digitized copies of many books which includes generals, comics, magazine, articles and even novels. Sony said that it is trying to create a industry in the basis of Music stores where in revenues would be generated, and Sony being the first major entrant would monopolize the market with its unprecedented expertise in marketing and service also. They are trying to create a market for domestic eBook readers.

On the lines of competition Sony’s eBook has to compete with Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Earlier Sony had tried to enter a new market into Japan, but all its attempts failed as the market was not ready to pay for eBook. Now when there are many other entrants providing enough competition, Sony has planned to storm in again. But this time it doesn’t want to lose on home turf.

Sony, along with three partners in Japan, each telecom operator KDDI, the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, and Toppan Printing have decided to become the largest EBook distribution service in Japan. All the four enterprises hold 25% stake in the venture.

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