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Digital Reader 1000
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Digital Reader 1000 (DR1000) was produced by iRex Technologies in the Netherlands and released on September 22, 2008. The DR1000 is an e-Book reading device made in three versions: the DR1000 does not have a touchscreen; DR1000S has a touchscreen; and the DR1000SW has a touchscreen with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Production of this device was discontinued in 2010 when iRex filed for...

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2013-03-26 12:35:24

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console manufactured by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan in 1990 as the Super Famicom. The SNES brand was released in North America on August 23, 1991, in Europe and Australia April 1992, and in South America 1993. This system was the successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and featured advanced...

Nintendo Entertainment System
2013-03-26 12:25:30

The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short, is an 8-bit video game console that was released in 1983 in Japan, 1985 in North America, 1986 in Europe, and 1987 in Australia. It was manufactured by Nintendo, originally called Famicom. The initial plans of the Famicom was to be a 16-bit computer with keyboard and floppy disc drive, but Nintendo president decided to build a cartridge-based...

Atari 5200
2013-03-26 12:10:52

The Atari 5200 is a video game system that is manufactured by Atari Inc., and was introduced in 1982. It was the successor to the Atari 2600, but did not do as well commercially, mainly from its incompatibility with the 2600’s library of games. In 1983, two port models were released along with an adapter to allow the 5200 to play all 2600 games. On May 21, 1984 Atari released the Atari 7800...

GP2X
2013-03-26 12:00:36

The GP2X is a handheld portable media player and video game console manufactured by GamePark Holdings from South Korea. It was released on November 10, 2005 in South Korea only. Game Park manufactured a device called the GP32 in 2001, and was in the process of manufacturing the next generation handheld but disagreements in the company prompted many of the personnel to leave and start their own...

Kindle Fire HD
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It comes in three versions, the 7 inch, and the 8.9 inch touch screens, and a 4G version. They were released on September 14, 2012 in the 7-inch, November 16, 2012 in the 8.9-inch, and a 8.9-inch 4G enabled version released on November 18, 2012. The 7-inch and the 8.9-inch have 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and the...

Kindle Fire
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer that was released in the United States on November 15, 2011. On September 7, 2012, updates became available to areas where the Amazon website is accessible. The Kindle Fire has a color seven-inch multi-touch touchscreen; it can be used to stream movies and TV shows, read Kindle e-books, and includes access to the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s tactic...

Barnes  Noble Nook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by Barnes & Noble with the original device released in November 2009. It featured both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G, with a 6 inch display and a smaller touchscreen for data input. Since then there has been multiple versions and upgrades. A Wi-Fi only version released in June 2010 and the Nook color using LCD in November 2010. The second generation Nook...

Graphics Tablet
2013-03-23 07:43:01

The graphics tablet or digitizer is a device that lets the user input hand drawn images, graphics, text, or hand written signatures into a computer. This device may also be used to trace an image by securing it to the face of the device and tracing it onto the tablet. The device has a flat surface where the user draws or traces an image by using a pen-like drawing tool called a stylus. The...

Microsoft Surface
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Microsoft Surface is a tablet line designed and marketed by the Microsoft Corp. and announced on June 28 2012, by CEO Steve Ballmer at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California. It comes in two versions: One uses Windows RT and the other uses Windows 8 Pro. Both models can install programs from the Windows Store, but only the Windows 8 Pro can install third party desktop programs. The...