News Roundup: Apple vs. Kindle?, OLPC 2.0 as an E-Reader, B&N Studying Borders Acquisition

Will Apple Challenge the Kindle? Rex Hammock re-launches consideration of why Apple would give Amazon a run for ebook readers and content distribution: … a slightly larger iPod Touch [view concept image] linked to eBooks distributed via the iTunes store would match and raise the game with Amazon. (Continue reading.) Next Generation OLPC: E-Reader in Waiting? Laptop Mag has an…

Next Generation OLPC: E-Reader in Waiting?

Laptop Mag has an early look at the next-generation One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-2, and the concept's book-like form factor is sure to turn a few heads in the e-reader world: [Nicholas] Negroponte didn't share many details about the XO-2's hardware, but the new system has two touch-sensitive displays. As you can see from the video and the pictures,…

What Would Your Ideal E-Reader Look Like?

Dedicated readers and repurposed laptops provide access to ebooks, but the ideal e-reader is still on the drawing board. So, what would your ideal e-reader look like?

Ebook Format Primer

Ebook readers support (or don't support) dozens of formats. Which ones have a future?