Originally Posted by DustyDisks
There may be truth in what the article says. It is almost a no brainer, if given a choice of having a dedicated book reader or a tablet that can be a reader and also do much more with the cost of tablets getting cheaper. I know there have been roaring debates on this forum about this subject. But in my view if money is tight the better bang for the buck would be the tablet to read on. Tho the dedicated eBook reader probably will always have its place. The tablet is the next huge thing no mater where people live and internet connectivity spreads. A tablet is sorta like a Swiss army knife that you can read books on, but also does much more that just being a reader.
I actually prefer having an e-reader and a smartphone to having a tablet. I don't watch many movies or play a lot of games, but do I read a lot and like having access to maps and information wherever I go (and a phone is a lot easier to port around in a purse or pocket than a tablet). In a pinch (i.e. in the dark or when I don't want to carry a lot) the phone can double as an e-reader as well.