Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2006, 11:04 AM   #1
Alexander Turcic
Fully Converged
Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Alexander Turcic's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,107
Karma: 10995944
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Switzerland
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Newspapers put E Ink readers on trial

Last week, the first twenty-five readers of the Belgian financial newspaper De Tijd received a trial device of the iRex iLiad reader, enabling them to download and read the most recent e-paper edition of the title through bluetooth, wireless or by hotspots. Another 175 readers will soon follow the three-month trial. Meanwhile, according to the International Herald Tribune, other newspapers are keeping a close eye on the new paperless technology:
  • New York Times plans a trial of 300 devices.
  • International Herald Tribune is in discussions to make subscriptions available this year.
  • Les Echos (parent of The Financial Times) plans to trial the Sony Reader with as many as 500 readers, however it will offer a customized version of its newspaper with a different look from the traditional paper format (remember the Sony Reader has a lower resolution than the iRex making customized layout almost inevitable). Other reader devices are also under consideration.
  • French Le Monde, La Parisienne and L'Equipe are also to offer trials.

Related: Last year the eNews initiative was brought to life to promote e-paper technologies and to bring publishers and technology companies together. The participating publishing members are: Bonnier/Expressen (Sweden), De Telegraaf (the Netherlands), Edipresse Publications (Switzerland), Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. (Germany), New York Times Company (U.S.A.), Nordjyske Medier (Denmark), Orkla Media (Norway), La Parisienne (France), PrisaCom/El Pais (Spain), Rheinische Post (Germany), Sanoma Corp. (Finland), Schibsted/Aftonbladet (Norway and Sweden), Stampen/Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden), Styria Medien (Austria), Tamedia AG (Switzerland), Telegraph Group (U.K.), Tribune Interactive (U.S.A.), Voralberger Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei (Austria), Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan).
Alexander Turcic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2006, 01:08 PM   #2
ojleblanc
Nameless Being
 
How to become part of the trial?

Does anyone know how to become part of the NY Times trial? I currently subscribe to the electronic edition of the Times to read on my tablet pc. I would love to communicate my interest in being part of the trial to the newspaper. Does anyone know how one can go about doing so?

-ojleblanc
  Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 04-23-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
CommanderROR
eink fanatic
CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.CommanderROR is fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon.
 
CommanderROR's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,022
Karma: 4924
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Germany
Device: STAReBOOK, iRex Iliad, Sony 505, Kindle 2
Can someone call one of those "testers" over here to give a statement on the useability of the Iliad?

It would be nice to hear some real "hands-on" for a change.
Branko's review was very cool, but now we're talking about actual finished products...at least they should be.
CommanderROR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newspapers on ebook readers? Steven Lake General Discussions 2 03-15-2010 07:26 PM
Can e-readers save newspapers? Spectrum News 5 12-21-2009 08:35 PM
Online newspapers tempt readers Alexander Turcic News 4 04-19-2009 10:14 AM
News4Me to begin trial, but not with E Ink (yet) Alexander Turcic News 7 09-25-2008 12:25 PM
E Ink: 'E-newspapers' to Go Commercial in late 2009 wallcraft News 0 06-25-2008 01:11 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:31 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.