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Old 06-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
Fine. I'm guessing that I'd like dedicated ereaders to survive for quite a few more years. No snobbery, no elitism, just honest-to-god straight-up preference.

But for the sake of conversation; yes... I believe dedicated ereaders will survive for quite a while yet. Because I don't think eInk (or similar low-power consumption screen technologies) are suddenly going to be completely abandoned in favor of the same old back-lit LCD screens used in tablets and cell-phones. And since the new screen technologies are not ready (feasible or what have you) for devices that need fast refresh rates for video and other applications--not to mention the lighting issues--I don't think I need worry about the dedicated ereader's obsolescense just yet.

So yes... while I think that eventually a screen technology will come along that will bridge the divide between Game/Apps and plain-old book reading requirements, I don't think I'll be watching a hi-def youtube video on an iPad-like device in full sunlight anytime soon.
See, thats the thing, I don't think that eInk will go anywhere, but rather be improved to the point that it gets used in more mainstream devices.
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