US aviation regulators have begun considering how to let airplane passengers make greater use of laptops, tablets and e-readers on board, while still ensuring the devices don't compromise flight safety.
Amazon.com unveiled larger Kindle Fire tablets on Thursday, challenging Apple's dominant iPad with lower prices and a trove of digital content that Amazon hopes will win it a bigger share of the booming tablet market.
Amazon.com has reduced the price of Kindle, a popular e-reader, from $259 to $189.
Kindle is the 3G wireless portable reader that allows users to think of a book and be reading in 60 seconds, from wherever they are, said a statement.
Sony Corp said on Thursday it would launch an e-reader and online content distribution service in Japan by year-end, taking on rival Apple whose iPad hits shelves in the country on Friday.
The maker of PlayStation games and Bravia flat TVs
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc said on Monday that its Nook electronic reader would be available in most of its physical stores as of Wednesday, ahead of Valentine's Day, ending weeks of delays.
The Nook e-reader, which Barnes &am