Originally Posted by lorenzoens
This has become generally true thanks to the extreme digital consumerism, alhough it's particularly true with ereaders.
The huge market is the educational one, but no company other than enTourage* developed something with in mind the REAL educational contexts and practices. They seem to know or care absolutely nothing about education, and how do they pretend to enlarge existing ereaders just to apparently fit the edu field? It's ridiculous. For edu you need DIFFERENT devices than "standard but bigger" e-paper readers.
*I consider the edge like a first attempt in the right direction, not a ready device for schools.
The educational market has no money and it is very inert. Changes there take ages, lots of paper work to get approval and funds.
You are biased in this respect for obvious reasons.
This is an insane approach, in my opinion.
You better design your devices for the retail market.
It is easier to penetrate the market this way, it is a larger market.
The real market for eInk (especially for color) seems to be in Advertising, Signs and Public Displays. That if we talk about large screens. Yet these will not work outdoor and in low light so...even here there are serious limitations
Only with advancements in this direction you will see a bigger screen for reading scientific papers and newspapers.
The economics of developing a 10" and above eInk screen for consumers are not very solid and the potential buyers are in small numbers. The price is also prohibitive.