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We caught the LumiRead set up and ready for some serious page-turning action as Acer set up its booth at IFA today (yes, it's true, the show still hasn't technically started), which marks the first time we've actually been able to hold the upcoming e-reader -- previously, the closest we'd gotten wa...

September 2nd 2010 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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Given how fast the new Kindle's been selling, we doubt many of you were keenly holding out for Acer's alternative -- but if you were, the wait is apparently nearing an end. An Acer spokesperson has confirmed that the barcode scanning-LumiRead will be shipping out to retail channels (in Germany, at...

August 26th 2010 at 3:40am 0 Comments
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Acer's 6-inch LumiRead e-reader just hit the FCC, but there's not a lot to learn -- the company smartly withheld the user's manual and detailed images, so all we have are the triplicate forms of stalwart government employees trying to irradiate themselves. Those thankfully painless tests reveal tha...

July 12th 2010 at 12:12am 0 Comments
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Acer didn't make any sweeping announcements at Computex like it has in previous years, but it did show up with its new LumiRead L600 e-reader. While it was under glass for the entirety of the trade show, we were able to snag a peek at the ultrathin reader, which looks strikingly similar to the Kind...

June 6th 2010 at 6:39am 0 Comments
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In another reversal of plans, Acer has just announced its first e-reader device. The LumiRead will participate in the clear.fi initiative for keeping you constantly in the Acer loop, while also offering WiFi and 3G connectivity options. It looks very much like the tablet we saw teased earlier this...

May 27th 2010 at 7:12am 0 Comments