Rocket eBook

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The Rocket eBook was one of the first e-readers produced; it used a LCD screen and could store up to ten e-books.[1] Books were loaded on the device by connecting it to a computer. Rocket-compatible e-books were sold online at Barnes & Noble and Powell's Bookstore.[2]

It was manufactured by NuvoMedia until 2000, when it was purchased by Gemstar-TV Guide International.[3] After purchasing NuvoMedia (and merging them with SoftBook Press, Inc.), Gemstar released an updated eBook Reader called the RCA eBook Reader.[3]

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  1. ^ eBooks: 1998 – The first ebook readers. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ David Strom. "E-Books: Still an Unfinished Work". Computerworld, Jul 19, 1999. p. 76.
  3. ^ a b Hossein Bidgoli. The Internet Encyclopedia. John Wiley and Sons, 2004. p. 790. ISBN 978-0-471-22202-6