Meanwhile our other resident expert thinks that dedicated eink readers will vanish
The sale of around 28.6 million devices is expected to generate a turnover of 2.6 billion euro.
The performance of the market is forecast to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 6.1% for the five-year period 2010-2015, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $36 billion by the end of 2015.
It's my belief that today's e-ink ebook readers are doomed to obsolescence within a short period — 2-3 years possibly, 5 years probably. This is because the power consumption of LCD displays is dropping and their quality is rising. e-ink devices are inherently incapable of displaying video, are lousy as web browsers due to the screen refresh time, and if you use them to play audio or do any intensive processing (such as running apps) their battery life drops towards that of a regular LCD-equipped tablet. They're essentially single-purpose devices, competing in a market with general-purpose devices
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