Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Amazon today lifted the veil on the newest additions to its lineup of tablet devices and e-readers. Clearly, in an attempt to convince consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season that its hardware can be both cheap and sexy.

Kobo announces $99 e-reader with ads, taking on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

There’s yet another $99 touch e-reader joining the fray this holiday shopping season. Kobo has announced its $99 Kobo Touch with Offers, which is the same device as a regular $130 Kobo Touch, but the screen will display ads when it is in sleep mode or turned off, as well as in what the company mysteriously refers to as “discreet places.”

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Nearly 75 percent of Nook Color owners are women

Thanks to its prominent position as a combination e-reader and tablet device that has books, full-color magazines and casual games, the Nook Color’s ownership is now almost 75 percent women, according to a Barnes & Noble executive.

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Amazon throws Kindle into the daily deal fray

Daily deals are now popping up on the screensavers of the Kindle and Kindle 3G. Amazon.com announced today that, when they aren’t reading, Special Offers customers will receive deals directly on their Kindle screens from AmazonLocal.