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New Apple Tablet Rumors and other eBook News

  • places the eBook Reader as one of the top 5 “New Things to Buy” in 2009.
  • Business Week reviews books on the iPhone and suggests that it is serious competition to the Kindle.   We knew that a while back though, didn’t we?
  • Speaking of reading on the iPhone, it’s charge will only last through one book so you’ll want to get an alternative, portable power source for long trips.   
  • The Apple Blog does not like the idea of Books as separate applications like ScrollMotion is trying to convince us users is the bees knees.   I agree with the Apple Blog.   
  • Apple’s last keynote speech at MacWorld takes place tomorrow.   There are rumors, as there always are, preceding the speech.   One rumor is that a larger iPhone or a iTablet might be unveiled for a fall release date.   That’s pretty exciting stuff.   Someone caught an unidentified Apple browser surfing the ‘net last year with a screen larger than an iPhone and smaller than the smallest laptop.   

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Angela James
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 09:05:15

    Another alternative to a portable power source for the iPhone/iTouch is the iGo, which is what I use. I have tips for the iPhone, Kindle and various other things, plus a splitter, the wall charger and the car charger (in addition to the portable, battery charger). It makes it super easy to carry a back up charger plus power supply for different electronics when I’m traveling, without carrying a bunch of cords for every electronic. I just have to switch out the tips.

  2. roslynholcomb
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 10:14:27

    One application to rule them all. Some ask, Why not?

  3. Ann Bruce
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 13:46:24

    I get the feeling Jobs’ health will overshadow all other Apple news.

  4. BevQB
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 15:31:56

    Now, a larger iPhone just might make it worth my while. The current iPhone and iTouch are just too darn little for me to read on.

    Actually, I’m hoping that CES will bring a shower of new eReaders. Of course, let’s hope that some of the announcements turn out to be more than unicorns like the infamous Astak readers.

  5. DS
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 16:09:15

    I installed stanza to see how well reading on the iphone would work– it doesn’t for me unfortunately. Print is too small and screen is too bright. Of course it did give me a lovely hour or so trying to get my iphone recognize my new wireless router.

  6. Ann Somerville
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 18:19:17 places the eBook Reader as one of the top 5 “New Things to Buy” in 2009.

    I’d settle for not being looked at as if I had suggested sex with a cane toad when I ask Australian retailers if they sell ereaders of any kind :(

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