Originally Posted by FJames
What would make the diversity even better is if they would quit copying each other and break out in different directions with more innovative devices! The last couple of generations you can hardly tell one brand from the other because they are so similar.
Or this could indicate that current designs now meet all the needs of consumers as a book replacement. In essence then, the e-reader itself is now a commodity - all brands being more or less equal. Competition will move to content. That is, who offers the widest seletion and who offers features useful to consumers (be it DRM free or cloud sync etc.).
Expect innovation to happen on the content side.