Tuesday, December 11, 2012

After rapid growth, ebook readers set for collapse with shipments plummeting 36% in 2012 - The Next Web

Apparently dedicated e-reader devices can't compete with general-purpose tablets (including the Kindle Fire)
"The latest numbers come from iSuppli, which says the dedicated ebook reader market saw spectacular growth in the last few years, but is now on “an alarmingly precipitous decline.” In fact, the analytics provider says “the rapid growth—followed by the immediate collapse—of the ebook market is virtually unheard of, even in the notoriously short life cycle of products inhabiting the volatile consumer electronics space.”"
After rapid growth, ebook readers set for collapse with shipments plummeting 36% in 2012 - The Next Web
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