The Ultimate Wallet-Sized Photograph

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| EmTrace has created the Widget One, a wallet-sized device that will gladly
| show photos and do all sorts of Linux-powered goodness.


E-paper support for Linux

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| One of the electrophoretic display controllers for which Linux support has
| been posted (tarball) is a controller from E-Ink called Apollo. This
| controller is interfaced to the host through 8-bit data and 6-bit control
| over General Purpose IO (GPIO) interfaces. *

Linux-based eBook reader leverages lightweight browser

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| The NetFront browser enables users to click through to linked reference
| sites, such as Wikipedia, while they are reading. *


Amazon's Kindle eBook Reader

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| But in the final analysis, the point of the thing is to be a better book. It
| does this very well. Everything else is just icing on the cake, which is, in
| this case, not a lie. *

Down with paper: A review of the Sony Reader

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| Not only does the new Reader sport an SD card slot alongside the Pro Duo
| slot, but it plays AAC and MP3 files; ATRAC doesn't even make an appearance
| on the spec sheet. Oh, and did I mention that the Reader is Penguin-powered? *

Sharp intros RD-CX100 dictionary / e-book reader

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| It may not boast quite the versatility of its souped-up
| Linux-based "electronic dictionary," but if you're just looking for
| some basic e-book reading capabilities along with your
| multi-lingual dictionary, Sharp's new RD-CX100 looks like it
| may fit the bill.

HP offers peek at next-gen gadgets

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| HP has unveiled some of the gadgets it is working on in its worldwide
| laboratories.
| [...]
| The e-book attracted most interest from delegates at the HP Mobility
| Summit in Shanghai. It uses touch sensitive strips on the base of
| the rectangular unit to select books and turn pages, runs a Linux
| OS and has a USB port to install new titles.

Kindle sold out

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| There is no telling if this is a consequence of consumer demand exceeding
| Amazon's forecasts as to how many people would want this thing, or if Amazon
| is taking a page out of Nintendo's book and creating a little product
| scarcity to drum up business. All I know is I got mine in the mail today, and
| I'm already in love. * *
| Flop? I think not.
`---- Launches Wireless Reader

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| The Linux-based device weighs 10.3 ounces, can store 200 titles on its 250 MB
| of onboard flash memory, and its battery can hold a charge for two days with
| the wireless feature on and seven days with it off, Amazon said. The reader
| is made by a Chinese OEM and can be purchased on for $399. *