Thursday, October 22, 2009
Diana’s Christmas wish list
Plenty of Gadgets to consider for Christmas this year. Maybe you will want one of these on your list as well?
The nook $259.99
Barnes & Nobles is claiming to have the world’s most advanced E book reader promising a better reading experience. You may check out their launch announcement at www.bn.com/nook
Nook’s screen uses electronic ink, made to read as clear and crisp as a printed page. It’s full color touch screen, encourages you to bookmark, add notes and highlight passages.
Get bestsellers and new releases, your favorite newspapers, and magazines all delivered via fast and free 3G wireless, no set up required. Great ebooks are just seconds away as you tap into the vast Barnes and Noble eBookstore. Sample any eBook for free.
Choose your next eBook using nook's beautiful color touch screen, then watch it appear instantly on the easy-to-read E Ink ® display, where text appears as crisp as a printed page. Make the text bigger, and easily bookmark, highlight, and make notes as you go.
Store as many as 1,500 eBooks, newspapers, and magazines on your nook, so you'll never be without your favorites. And with an added memory card you can keep up to 17,500. eBooks download in seconds. Many bestsellers and new releases are just $9.99, and thousands of titles are free, so you can enjoy more for less.
Amazon also launched their new Kindle reader: The Kindle DX: A Complete Primer and is available now on AMAZON for $489.00
The key feature of the new Kindle DX is its size: The DX . That's nearly 4 inches larger than the current 6-inch offering and also offer magazine and newspaper download capabilities. The distinction may come down largely to the screen size: As The New York Times points out, the extra real estate could allow publications to more closely mirror their print formats, building a mix of editorial and advertising content into the space and thereby generating additional revenue.
The Kindle DX is optimized for textbooks, too. At least six schools are believed to be involved in a "pilot program" in which they'll hand out Kindles to incoming freshmen and allow them to get textbooks on the devices. Pace University, Case Western Reserve University, Reed College, Arizona State University, Princeton University, and the Darden School at the University of Virginia are the institutions that have been named.
Lots of new software features will be included in the new Kindle. Amazon's updated Kindle is said to come loaded with a build-in PDF reader and a "more fully functional Web browser" than its predecessor. The DX is also rumored to have a new function that'll allow you to create annotations within texts, in addition to the standard highlights and notes.
Have a blessed Day and Happy List Making!