Originally Posted by Marioninyc
Hans -- You may be right, but I've had this one-task vs multi-function conversation with friends -- even ones who read (but none yet with any who read e-books or actually own a kindle, nook or Sony E-Reader). A lot of people for whatever reason FEEL passionately about this one-function thing and are convinced that EVERYONE wants something that does it all. Time will tell.
I have 2 things that do it all, my phone and my laptop. The iPad actually can do less than either of those. Why do I need another one? I even have an old laptop hooked up to the TV with wireless keyboards and mouse for couch top browsing, streaming. More powerful than an iPad, even after all these years. Now if a tablet was just as light and thin as the iPad and could fully replace my laptop....
I personally love multi-function devices, I have been a smart phone user since 2002. But no compromise multi-function. We are not there yet, the screens, weight, and battery life of today's multi-function devices are still not good enough to fully replace single-purpose readers.
Besides, prices are dropping fast and that will keep ereaders alive.