View Full Version : Ipad launch and effect on Ebook reading device


Ujjaini
03-25-2010, 12:09 PM
I expect a sharp decline in prices of those available devices in comming 3-6 months.Fingers are crossed.
:thumbsup:

Tamara
03-25-2010, 12:37 PM
I wouldn't hold my breath on that happening.

DaringNovelist
03-25-2010, 12:38 PM
I think your time frame is short, but you are right. Apple tends to keep prices up on a new product until the next launch. But I hope that by the time my netbook needs replacing, there will be a second generation of ipad that will be physically a little smaller, or at least cheaper.

Crowl
03-25-2010, 12:47 PM
I think the original poster meant they expected the price of other ereaders to drop rather than the ipad e.g the temporary pricedrop sony have given the pocket edition becoming a permanent change maybe.

WillAdams
03-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Actually, I would hope that successive models of the iPad would remain the same size (so as to allow for new models to use old accessories and vice-versa) --- it would be nice to have a different model which was in-between the size of the iPod Touch and the iPad, but I'm doubting I'll get a Newton replacement in the foreseeable future.

William

Ujjaini
03-25-2010, 12:56 PM
I think the original poster meant they expected the price of other ereaders to drop rather than the ipad e.g the temporary pricedrop sony have given the pocket edition becoming a permanent change maybe.

Totallllly.....i meant that prices of e-ink technology based ereader are going to fall...

imaredr
03-25-2010, 02:26 PM
Well I just found out via Fat Wallet that Frys is selling the Sony Silver PRS 300 for $132.99.
The price is only for in store pick though. So maybe you are on to something.

http://www.frys.com/product/6002848

Ellen

skyline
03-25-2010, 05:58 PM
It is very reasonable to think that the price of e-ink devices will drop sharply due to the fierce competition they now face. Or else they wont sell. But that's good news for the consumer, right? :thumbsup:

DawnFalcon
03-25-2010, 06:11 PM
I expect them to drop because PVI have managed to put Vizplex screens into true mass production now, and SiPix is simply cheaper.

But sure, blame Apple if you want.

skyline
03-25-2010, 06:16 PM
It's not only apple. There are so many tablet devices coming this year, haven't you noticed?

Fat Abe
03-25-2010, 07:04 PM
Well I just found out via Fat Wallet that Frys is selling the Sony Silver PRS 300 for $132.99..

http://www.frys.com/product/6002848

Ellen

Link is not working. But even at $169.99, the PRS-300 is a steal. Fit and finish are pretty good. Great for moving around (only missing feature is 3G connectivity), but I tend to doubt that most manufacturers would foot the 3G bill, month after month, at that price point. Unless they design in planned obsolescence/failure. Which they do if they use Chinese factories. LOL.

imaredr
03-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Link is not working. But even at $169.99, the PRS-300 is a steal. Fit and finish are pretty good. Great for moving around (only missing feature is 3G connectivity), but I tend to doubt that most manufacturers would foot the 3G bill, month after month, at that price point. Unless they design in planned obsolescence/failure. Which they do if they use Chinese factories. LOL.

Sorry about the link. I had checked it before I posted. Maybe they changed it. I went back just now to find it again and it is no longer there. I guess they sold out or withdrew the sale.

Ellen