5 reasons why tablets won't kill eReaders anytime soon

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5 reasons why tablets won’t kill eReaders anytime soon.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/mUI1lL.jpg[/newsimage]In an argument that is likely something only an avid reader would understand, here are 5 reasons why tablets will not stamp out the existence of eReaders anytime soon.


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The power of Apple’s stores for music , videos and now books should not be underestimated. The technology of the ipad may be poor for reading over long periods (glare , weight etc. etc.) but for MANY consumers the opportunity to read a book after a few clicks on the apple store , using a preregistered card will be more important than the reading experience.
For reading the now discontinued PRS 300 from Sony does the job well (albeit with a small screen) but it just isn’t sexy enough for many consumers who want a device that replaces TV , Blu Ray/DVD, ipod and books on one device because they can.
Sorry but e-readers will become a niche market.
CJB


#3

[QUOTE=The_Gog;2543747]Sorry but e-readers will become a niche market.[/QUOTE]
What do you mean by “become”?
They already are, and always have been, a niche market.


#4

They will become a less popular choice for reading than tablets but will probably outsell ‘real’ books in many genres .
Amazon will lead the way and may equal ipad as a medium. The model will mirror photography and music IMHO


#5

The $139 Wi-Fi only Kindle is going to be a VERY hot seller this holiday season… You’ll see. :slight_smile:


#6

My wife has no interest in browsing the web, facebooking (farsebooking), etc. She reads. When these things get better as far as response to turning a page, she will love an e-reader. I think there is a market for them for people that actually love to read.


#7

I think that tablet and e-readers are completely different devices aimed at different markets though a Kindle in color would be nice for magazines and tech manuals…


#8

Looks like the writer of this article don’t know about Pixel QI.


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Who wants to read when you’ve got something as fun as an iPad at your fingertips ? :slight_smile:


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2543788]The $139 Wi-Fi only Kindle is going to be a VERY hot seller this holiday season… You’ll see. :-)[/QUOTE]

My oldest daughter would love one of those . . . but she’d expect to do more than just read on it so I’m not sure I’m ready to buy her one just yet.


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[QUOTE=paulw2;2543873]I think that tablet and e-readers are completely different devices aimed at different markets though a Kindle in color would be nice for magazines and tech manuals…[/QUOTE]
There was a story right here on MyCE a while back saying color displays are coming later this year.


#12

Why do those cheap e-readers only have a couple of gigs of inside memory and no method for upgrading the memory with, for instance, a sd slot.


#13

Because the average indian can’t afford a $10 SD card anyway … and the additional $5 for the SD Card slot to be added to the device.


#14

IF I’m going to carry around something the size of an i-Pad I’ll take a Laptop. While the I-Store has lots of Apps, I refuse to put myself in a position that i have to buy everything from one company. That is just asking for trouble. Apple totally and completely controls what you can put on the I-pad, sorry not me.

And as far as e-books, there are 3 problems for me:

  1. They are too fragile, drop it from 3 feet and start looking for a new one.
  2. No hard cases to protect them durring travel,
  3. Too many e-books cost more that real books.

I understand the concept of being able to load 1000 books on this device, but why pay a lot for the device that I can;t get all titles on, the books cost more, and if it breaks I have to buy another to read my books. Books are far more durable and reliable than any e-book reader.


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And as far as e-books, there are 3 problems for me:

  1. They are too fragile, drop it from 3 feet and start looking for a new one.
  2. No hard cases to protect them durring travel,
  3. Too many e-books cost more that real books.

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Well said, Drum. I’ll stick to my paper and ink books and my compy. Actually, I find much more readable, much higher quality, stories online…free. The only difference between these free stories and those you pay for is brand name and advertising.


#16

While I have several Notebooks including all my old ones (but I finally gave away my IBM T20)
I can’t see the point in an E-reader. E-reader software on a notebook? Well mabey…

But how many specialized electronic devices does anyone really want to have to buy?

OTOH I still have my Fujitsu Stylistic ST4120 Tablet computer with it’s Pentium-III 933Mhz processor.
Infact it’s in daily use because I essentially us it as a mobile audio device,
kind of an oversized iPod touch… but it’s running XP-sp3, IE8, WMP11, etc…

It’s a “bit” slow but not intolerably so…