Originally Posted by anurag
But e-ink (and dedicated e-reading products) might be forced into oblivion as new multi-function devices offer more bang for the consumers’ buck.
Would this be in much the same way that GPS/map consoles, mp3 players, game consoles, cellphones, and digital cameras have been forced into oblivion?
Multi-function devices definitely have a market share (although it is significantly smaller than their piece of geek mindshare) but until they can offer an equivalent (or superior) reading experience for an equivalent (or lower) price, I'll be sticking with dedicated e-readers rather than joining the 'Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein iSlate!' parade.
That said, platform is really pretty much irrelevant - more people buying ebooks will hopefully translate into more, and better, ebooks becoming available, and then we all win. Regardless of what device(s) we choose to do our reading on.