Originally Posted by ucfgrad93
The price advantage of ereaders has declined as well. With the introduction of the Kindle Fire and Nook Color/Tablet the price difference between tablets and ereaders was reduced significantly.
As has been said before, though, the market will naturally split into those who regard reading as one merely one activity on a multi-function device, and the "hard-core" reader who wants a specialised device dedicated to the task. That's not a bad thing - there's room for both in the market. Naturally the majority will go for a tablet; there are very few people who read more than half a dozen books in a year.