eReader News Round Up: Sony Gets an App, E-Tab Gets a New Name, B&N Updates Nook

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Just like the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo, Sony is finally offering an eReader app for the iPhone as well as Android smartphones this December as a compliment to the Sony Reader devices. The app will allow the user to access purchased books over multiple devices as well as make special edits including bookmarking, changing font size and highlighting passages. Asus Eee Note

Speaking of the Kobo, it’s now available on Walmart.com for $129 with free shipping.

We finally know what’s going on with the device formerly known as the Asus Eee Tab. The note-taking eReader is now available with the formal name of Eee Note EA800. The eight-inch (768 x 1024) grayscale device sports a digitizer complete with Wacom stylus, built-in microphone and speaker, micro USB port, 3700mAH battery, 802.11 b/g WiFi, 4GB storage, 16GB micro SD slot and a 2 megapixel camera.

Barnes & Noble is revamping both its Nook 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the device with a new firmware update that the company calls it’s “largest ever” for the dual-screen eReader. New features with the version 1.5 update include the ability to sync bookmarked pages across Nook software and app enabled devices, access to a simpler and more organized library, and the option to implement password protection on both the Nook store as well as the Nook itself. Additionally, the update will allow for 50-percent faster page turns, more versatile search capability and new battery improvements, among others.

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