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Börsenverein Welcomes iPad, txtr Readies App

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Though Apple’s iPad may not be available in Europe for months, the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) has nonetheless released a statement about it, pointing out that they are pleased to see another device on the market that will make the mobile reading of e-books more attractive.  The Börsenverein also applauded Apple for …

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Txtr E-Reader Delayed

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary You’ll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on the much anticipated txtr e-reader. The Berlin-based company wrote on its blog that problems arose in the mass production of the device that had not surfaced in smaller samples, and distribution will be delayed until the issue — which affected the device’s wireless component — …

Inside the Nook

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The new Barnes & Noble Nook device has been dissectedby some industrious hackers. What they found is that the entire system software—a variation of Android 1.5—was installed on a microSD card. What this means is that another industrious hacker is likely to be able to “jailbreak” the Nook, opening it up to all kinds of customizations, such …