I've got a few news items related to ebooks and thought I would combine them into 1 post.
-Aldiko, the Android ereader application, announced a new partnership today with Books On Board. Basically, from within the Aldiko app, you will be able to browse for books and buy books from Books On Board (all without leaving the app). I recently tried all of the Android based ereader apps, and I prefer Aldiko. Yeah, if you have books from the Kobo or B&N bookstores, you will probably prefer their app(s). But for a 3rd party (non-storebacked) app, I think Aldiko is better than fbReader,Cool Reader, Moon + Reader, etc. This is a nice piece of news for those of you who like to buy books within a reading app, but don't want to buy from some of the bigger named stores.
-Kobo announced a new eReader today: the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. I have to say I'm highly interested...interested enough to return that Sony Pocket Edition I just bought 2 weeks ago. This Kobo reader looks to have the smaller size I am after, but with WiFi and expandable memory (which the Sony lacks). I am also interested to see what B&N announces tomorrow. Back on topic, from what I have read, if you order the new Kobo now, it should ship in time for Father's Day. It should have some features of interest for you non-US folks...see Kobo's blog post here.
-Get a refurbished Kindle 2 3G today at Woot.com for just $89. This deal is good today (5/23/11) only.
-You can buy a new Nook B/W e-ink reader for $99 in the B&N Ebay store here. Be aware, though, that this is likely another sign that the new ereader B&N will announce tomorrow is an e-ink reader..meaning this device will be superceded by the new device announced tomorrow.