I wasn't necessarily trying to say that a business user would prefer an iPad over a Que. Forgive me for being unclear. I don't think a business user would be very interested in an iPad. What I meant was the price of this unit is more than a capable notebook computer, and it's not likely to entice very many business-oriented folks who are more likely to drop that cash on the notebook versus something that is essentially just a paper reader and nothing else. Also, the timing of its release with the iPad is equally a big problem for the company since quite a few regular consumers who happen to be relatively well-heeled and might consider this as just a large book reader would probably opt for an iPad with 3G instead because of its more combined and extensive capabilities. Only a consumer who is a die-hard e-ink fanatic would likely pick the Que over an iPad if given a choice. If the Que were priced around $400 to $500, then it would stack up as a realistic choice for a lot more potential customers in both the business market and the consumer market. As it stands, though, sales aren't likely going to be robust.
I'll be very interested in when and at what price the Skiff reader is introduced. Ever since both products debuted at CES, I've been far more interested in the Skiff than the Que. I hate the design of the Que, and that shiny black bezel that would show up every tiny water spot and fingerprint would drive me nuts.
Last edited by cmdahler; 02-21-2010 at 12:49 PM.