Report: Amazon eyes Kindle MVNO in the UK
Amazon is in “advanced negotiations” with a UK mobile operator to launch as an MVNO to support the launch of its Kindle e-reader, reports Mobile Today.
Barnes & Noble unveils store for digital books
Reuters notes that Barnes & Noble unveiled on Monday what it called the world’s largest online bookstore, taking on Amazon.com with over 700,000 titles readable on devices such as Apple’s iPhone.
New Sony e-book reader US100 cheaper than Kindle
Cellular News notes that Sony is determined to recapture consumers’ attention with an e-book reader that is smaller and US$100 cheaper than Amazon’s Kindle. Sony is expected today to announce that it will release the ‘Reader Pocket Edition’ by the end of August.
Sony takes on Kindle with wireless reader
Japan’s Sony has unveiled its first electronic reader with wireless connectivity in a bid to take on Amazon’s popular Kindle device, reports Reuters.
Amazon joins opposition to Google book deal
Reuters reports that Amazon has joined the opposition to Google’s plan to digitise millions of books, saying that the proposed deal would fundamentally change copyright law and violate antitrust law.
Google sparks e-books fight with Kindle
Google plans to launch an online store to deliver electronic books to any device with a Web browser, threatening to upset a burgeoning market for dedicated e-readers dominated by Amazon’s Kindle, reports Reuters.
Barnes & Noble linked to e-reader launch
Reuters notes that bookseller Barnes & Noble will soon sell its own electronic reader to rival Amazon.com’s Kindle. Meanwhile Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has ruled his company out of producing a similar device, according to reports.
Amazon takes Kindle e-book reader worldwide
Amazon today announced that its high-profile Kindle e-reader (pictured, left) will be available outside of the US from October 19. In a statement, Amazon touted the launch to more than 100 countries, priced at US$279. The Kindle Store offers over 200,000 English-language books, typically priced less than physical editions.