"But tastes and technology have moved on. People haven't stopped reading. They are just increasingly likely to read e-books on tablets rather than e-readers, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. The polling firm found that 23% of Americans said they had read e-books in 2012, compared with 16% in 2011.The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just as It Has Begun? - WSJ.com
And ever cheaper tablet computers can be used not just as sophisticated readers but also as Web browsers, game consoles and cameras. "For most consumers, a multi-use tablet is a better fit, particularly at the price points at which tablets can now be had," says Tom Mainelli, IDC's tablet research director. "E-readers will eventually become a niche product.""
Friday, January 04, 2013
The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just as It Has Begun? - WSJ.com
Broadly expected < $100 non-junk tablets (see, e.g., this preview) will accelerate these market dynamics