India’s Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
Korea’s Moglue Offers Interactive Publishing Tools for Kids Books
Want to design publish an interactive children’s book but don’t have a lot of technical expertise? Moglue offers easy-to-use options for publishing to iOS and Android.
Google Play E-books, Nexus 7 Land in Japan
Google has launched its Nexus 7 Android tablet, along with localized selection of content, including e-books and movies, in Japan.
UK Gets a New £59 6-Inch Android Tablet E-Reader
UK companies Ergo Electronics and Gardners Books announced the GoTab GBT6 with Hive Reader, a 6-inch Android powered tablet.
Get the Frankfurt Book Fair App for iPhone and Android
The Frankfurt Book Fair’s extensive event listings, exhibitor catalogue, maps and and general information have been packaged for for smartphones.
Amazon’s iPad Challenger Coming Wednesday
The Guardian UK reports that Amazon will hold a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of its Android-powered tablet.
RRKidz: “Reading Rainbow” Reborn as an Online Subscription Library
LeVar Burton is launching RRKidz, a rebooted online version of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, and plans to offer hundreds of books via subscription model.
Can Alternative or Off-brand E-Readers Compete?
So, do alternative or off-brand e-readers have a chance to win market share in light of Amazon and B&N’s dominance?
Amazon Tablet to Disrupt the iPad, Says Forrester Research
Forrester Research predicts Amazon will sell 3-5 million of its yet-to-be-released tablets in Q4 alone, effectively competing with the iPad.
Google to Buy Motorola, “Strengthen Android Ecosystem”
Google to buy Motorola and its patents to defend Android operating system against attacks from Apple and Microsoft.
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