The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet
Posted Jul 31, 2012 22:39 UTC (Tue) by nix
Parent article: The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet
In the long term, it seems clear that general-purpose tablets will displace dedicated reader devices
Well, not for those of us who actually read a lot. Not unless they find a way of making LCD screens that aren't backlit, or e-ink improves to the point that it can do everything LCD can do while retaining its current desirable properties in re appearance and power consumption.
But then, that's OK: e-readers aren't trying to compete with tablets (or shouldn't be) -- they're trying to compete with books. Of course the problem for the e-reader companies is that since the invention of the radio and especially television, reading enough to justify an e-reader has become somewhat of a minority interest...
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