It’s my first week using a Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet and so far I’m impressed. The K1 is nimble and responds quickly to touch. The screen is clear and although it is apparently a little heavier than other tablets I don’t actually hold it much and don’t find it overwhelming, usually it is on the
At NVIDIA’s press conference today, NVIDIA had a couple little surprises. Little being the word, there — they announced a diminutive 7″ tablet to compete with the likes of the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire. The price, $249, is certainly competitive. But the tablet itself, the hardware anyway, blows them out of the water.
Four days after its release a root has been provided for the Nook Tablet to turn it into a full Android tablet. The Nook Tablet was released November 16, earlier than originally expected, and probably due to Amazon’s Kindle Fire release date. Here’s the 6.9Mb download file that comes with the instructions at XDA Developers.
Received the following promo email from Kobo. There’s some useful links you may want to check out. Note: If you have an Amazon account you can buy the Kobo 6-Inch eBook Reader from Amazon
I tried to download the Nook reader for Android, however I got the message: “the item cannot be installed in your device’s country”. This is for my Bell Samsung GT9000M smartphone. What’s up Barnes & Noble? Why can’t I read books and magazines here in Canada? There’s also a lot of comments on the Marketplace
Monday, Barnes and Noble revealed their new tablet, called the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet. It is interesting to note that B&N is calling this a tablet, not an eReader, the applications are certainly digital text focused as expected. It has a US price of $249. This is $50 more than Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but
Google made their bookstore available to Canadians on Tuesday. http://books.google.ca/ebooks
It is rumored that November 7th Barnes and Noble will release a new Nook Color. No specifications are known yet however this rumored Nook will almost undoubtedly have a seven inch screen. The B&N stores are apparently transforming a section in the stores for this announcement (has anyone seen this, got pictures?).
Does this seem like an act of desperation? RIM is now offering a special from now to December 31, 2001. Buy 2 Playbooks and get a third one free!
[Update: The Kobo VOX release has been delayed to Nov 2, no word as to why yet] Kobo’s new eReader Vox is coming out this Friday Oct 28 Nov 2 and is available in Canada at Chapters and Indigo (see locations). Although we’ve mentioned the Kobo Vox specifications before, here they are again. You can