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Tablets | Kindle, meet the Nook … or nook, as it looks like Barnes & Noble are spelling it with the lowercase “n,” which is really annoying. But yes, the bookseller has launched their own e-book tablet, which retails for $259 (the same as the Amazon Kindle 2), has a color touchscreen and comes out in November. Check out the product comparison chart (it’s a PDF) from B & N for more information on how it compares to Amazon’s device.
Google, meanwhile, isn’t working on a device, but they do plan to launch an e-book store in order to deliver electronic books to “any device with a web browser.” Time will tell what any of this means for the comic industry, but with a color tablet coming out soon, you can see the possibilities.
Digital comics | With the movie coming out soon, IDW has released a whole bunch of Astro Boy comics for the iPhone.
Digital comics | Alex De Campi shares her thoughts on the various digital comics applications that are out there.
Webcomics | Questionable Content creator Jeph Jacques offers up a State of the Webcomics Union, discussing what’s changed in online comics over the six years he’s been making them. (Via Scott McCloud)
Video games | OK, this probably isn’t the usual Slash Print material, but I’m kind of stoked about this Epic Mickey game that Disney is working on.