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The ebook and ereader markets are still going through some turmoil even after substantial price cuts of major eink-based ereaders like Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Sony Readers – all of which are backed by large scale ebook retailers like Amazon, B&N, and Borders. While it seemed just a couple of months back that all other ereaders those donot have decent market share would disappear soon. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. There is a bunch of ereaders like Pocketebook, Sharper Image Literati, iReiver Cover Story, Cool-er, Pandigital Novel, Pockerbook IQ, BenQ K61, Ectaco Jetbook mini, Aluratek More >
What does it mean for dedicated ereaders in the face of flood of tablet PCs (specially android-based) after the success of iPad? Some might think it’s a threat to iPad, not ereaders. I think the other way around. There are huge number of MP3/MP4/MP5 devices; but that didn’t announce the demise of iPodTouch. Similar way, a lot of iPad-like devices wouldn’t mean to die out iPad crave. As more and more people adopt 7″-10″ Tablet PCs with Pixel Qi or mirasoul screen in the coming year, the attractiveness of dedicated ereader will decline. I think B&N understand this fact better. That’s why B&N is More >
Mike Elgan from ComputerWorld writes 7 reasons why e-book readers make lousy gifts this year. In counter, Lance Ulanoff from PCmag writes 7 Reasons Why eReaders Make Great Gifts This Year. The following table shows the main points from these two authors:Why Lousy? Why Great?
- We’re on the brink of radical change in how people read e-books
- Form Follows Function
- E-book readers are the least discounted gadgets on the market
- There is No better Way to Travel with All of Your Reading Material
- There are so many other new ways to read e-books
- Access to the Digital More >
by Eric Nicolas | The Recent Future
Remember back in the 1980s companies were making dedicated word processors that were a hybrid typewriter/computer approach? They were actually fairly popular until PC prices came down and made them redundant. Now, technology is approaching The Written Word from the opposite angle: reading. Before long companies will realize that an all-in-one Written Word solution is needed.