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Old 09-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
As for cheap tablets, as they are not the same thing I can't see them having any lasting effect on the eReader market. Saying that they do is like saying that people will stop buying electric drills because a range of cheap Chinese power saws has been released. They are both tools and each has its purpose; one cannot replace the other.
That's a terrible analogy.

A drill cannot replace a saw, but a tablet definitely can replace an eReader, for the simple reason that you can read ebooks on a tablet.

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Cheap tablets might even aid eReader sales when the people who buy them discover that they don't make very good eReaders.
Now we're just diving headlong into wishful thinking.

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Why else would so many who already own a tablet go out an buy a dedicated eReader?
How many, exactly? You put that claim in big, bold letters, so I assume that the number is, indeed, very significant.
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