Originally Posted by rogue_librarian
That's only true if they possess the same qualities, by and large, as the specialist devices.
This. A tablet is not an e-ink reader+color and video. Not until some serious leaps in tech.
Meanwhile e-ink reader sales soar, while non-iPad tablet sales have mostly fallen flat. Where is the tablet revolution? It isn't happening. At least not yet. Things may change, but thus far the iPad phenomenon is an iPad phenomenon, and portable entertainment otherwise is migrating to cell phones.