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Old 01-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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About the glut of devices on the ebook reader market

I've come across a bunch of articles on this topic; I almost wrote one myself. But I'm not so sure the market is over saturated; I'm not going to jump to the same conclusion as everyone else.

But I do think buyers should be cautious. I wouldn't buy a device that is dependent on a service (sorry, txtr). I wouldn't buy an ereader that is dependent on a locked in format (Jetbook Lite, eSlick). And I wouldn't plan on being able to use the wirelss connection of an e-reader; if (when) Irex shuts its doors, will Sprint continue to support the DR800SG?

And in case you're wondering why I don't include the Kindle in the above, it's because Amazon is the 800 pound gorilla. They're not going away.

CES: E-readers' next chapter might not have happy ending (CNet)

The e-book wars of 2010: displays and hardware (Ars Technica)

Too Many eReaders (Gawker)

CES is Not a Book Fair (Publishing Perspectives)

"Deluge" of devices threatens e-market (the Bookseller)
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