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Barnes & Noble intros e-books for iPhone, more

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009

B and N e-book Store

Barnes and Noble on Monday night formally launched its expected e-book store, a new cross-platform alternative to its retail shops. The store carries about 700,000 titles, including a large number of public domain books made available from Google. Universal access is a focus and lets both Mac and Windows PC owners read titles through an updated version of Fictionwise's eReader app. iPhone and iPod touch owners can use the free B&N eReader app (App Store) to read titles on the road; BlackBerry owners also have a companion app.

The company also provided surprise news that it would be the default e-book store option for an upcoming Plastic Logic reader that can display 8.5x11-inch pages at full size. It will have some level of built-in wireless to download titles and a USB port. Whether it includes 3G or Wi-Fi is unclear, but the device is scheduled to ship sometime in early 2010.

Most books should cost about $10 each but will depend on the date of release and the profile of the book.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. Fast iBook

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    Neat.

    A lot less bulky and less paper used than traditional books. I might just have to try it!

    - A

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