Originally Posted by fjtorres
That is a big unknown at this point, indeed.
What *is* the natural size of the dedicated reader market? Is it just 15 million units a year? Doubtful. 30? 50? Bigger?
I don't think there is any way to know yet, since there are numerous variables, such as:
- Will the education market prefer a dedicated or multifunction device
- How big does the dedicated market grow, as prices fall
- How long will dedicated devices offer advantages over multifunction
I expect education will be the big wild-card. eInk / epaper devices will offer numerous benefits, notably battery life, cost and focusing on reading.