Monday, October 29, 2012

Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf | Reuters

The Kindle Paperwhite may be the only bright spot in the reflective display e-reader market (although perhaps it would have been better to use a name that couldn't easily be shifted to "paperweight")
"E-readers initially benefited from their reflective displays, which can be read in sunlight and require very little power. But the success of Apple Inc's iPad, improved backlit displays, power-saving technologies and new smaller tablets all point to one thing: the e-reader has become a transitional technology.
Think the harpsichord, replaced by the piano. Or Apple's iPod music player, which helped popularize the MP3 player until the arrival of the iPhone, which could play music but also do a lot of other things."
Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf | Reuters
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