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