Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Digital Book Readers Spark Competition for Kindle - TIME

A useful round-up of e-reader market dynamics

Success breeds imitators. Amazon is about to be attacked by a squadron of would-be Kindle killers that are being brought to market by some of the biggest names in consumer electronics and publishing. To complicate the increasingly competitive landscape even further, Apple and, according to rumor, Microsoft are working on tablet computers that could prove to be handy e-readers but with more functions and features, such as video-display capability and full Web browsers. The year "2009 is a breakout year for e-readers," says Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst with Forrester Research. "But we're still in the early stages." (See a gallery of nine different e-readers.)

New Digital Book Readers Spark Competition for Kindle - TIME

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