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Old 09-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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DarkScribe, do you still listen to cassettes? I'm betting you are a cassette man.
Now you being puerile.


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E Ink devices already cater to a small market of dedicated readers. This market will only get smaller, and more frustrated with the technology, if progress is not made that caters to improving their experience.
The market is NOT getting smaller, it is plateauing. People who have bought an eReader and are happy with it are not going to be queuing up to buy another one. Why should they?

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I am not comparing tablets to eReaders Hidari, but I am saying that more people are buying tablets because of this new no-frills eReader attitude, expressed by DarkScribe, that has stifled eReader development.
Now you are once again being disingenuous. People buy tablets because they want what a tablet offers, they don't buy them as de facto eReaders.

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Wallcraft has it exactly right. In order for E Ink to remain relevant in the bells-and-whistles tablet world, they need to make the needed improvements that will make it stand out. An HD screen would certainly help, and existing users will appreciate the upgrade.
You are again comparing apples and oranges. Tablets and eReaders are not in competition. People who only own one might read on them, much as some people use a Kindle app to read on a computer, but those who do a lot of reading prefer a dedicated eReader.

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Amazon will show the veracity of my argument on Thursday. I am almost certain that "higher contrast" or HD screen technology will be apart of their Kindle 5 pitch. If HD screens are just unneeded, then why would they incorporate this advance?
Why don't we wait until Thursday if you are so sure?

When an eReader can match the resolution of a printed page - why is higher resolution needed? Printed pages are not hi-res. As for new eInk technology - why wasn't the colour eInk screen - released in 2010 - a success? Because people who were serious about reading didn't care. They were happy with what they had - the Pearl screen. Using a colour screen for reading novel would make as much sense as printing a paperback in coloured ink.

You are clearly determined to regard tablets and dedicated eReaders as competing with each other. This is your prerogative, luckily those involved in developing and manufacturing the devices don't agree with you. You are also ignoring other issues to do with sustained reading on active (light emitting) screens that don't affect eInk screens. There has been quite a bit of science associated with these problems made public recently. Many, if not most keen readers will read in the evening before going to sleep. Science is showing that to do so on a screen that emits light rather than reflects it is actually damaging to the body's sleep patterns and negatively affects health.
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