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Old 09-10-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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Cool-er: A million units sold!?

According to this interview in the London Guardian, Neil Jones of Interead, claims that over a million Cool-ers have been sold worldwide:

Cool-er 'confident' it can beat Sony's e-reader sales in UK
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...r-google-books
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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wow, a million already ??? that's quite impressive !! and overall excellent news ; a million cool-ers sold means a million people reading ebooks ! looks like the ebook game is really heating up at last. now if only we could have some sales figures from sony and amazon...
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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"Surpassed seven figures", eh? Color me a bit skeptical. Maybe they misplaced a decimal or something. After all, how many Cool-er users do we have around here? I realize this place isn't exactly a representative sample, but you'd figure we'd have more than a handful if the Cool-er were actually selling that briskly.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:40 AM   #4
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wow but I thought the company that makes eink screens doesn't have the capacity to produce so many screens yet
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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I must say that I find this a bit hard to believe, and was wondering whether a million Hanlin/Jinke clones might be more accurate.
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There can't be a million sold. Cooler has been on the market only a few months, and screen production during that time is measured (at most) in hundred of thousands. And that's screens for all the manufacturers (Sony Amazon, Jinke, Netronix).
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hm, so is cool-er confused ? are they talking about ebooks (files) rather than liseuses ? an astounding backlog of orders they'll never be able to fill ? i'm surprised by the number as well but large numbers are totally abstract to me so i really can't tell how unrealistic this is.
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oh, i'm not being skeptical !
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The header says
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Interead sells 1m of its colourful Cool-er e-readers in its first months
but in the article he is quoted as saying
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After a few months in the market, worldwide sales of the Cool-er (which costs £189 in the UK) have surpassed seven figures
Perhaps he has sold some 5300 readers worldwide (5300*189GBP=1,001,700 GBP) and there is some mix-up. I don't know. 5300 seems a feasible number.
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1000000 / 189 = 5 291
Nothing to write home about, methinks.
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I've reported the story to the Guardian as inaccurate, and directed them to this thread. If anyone has any evidence of how many screens PVI is actually capable of producing, this would help to prove the inaccuracy.
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There is no way the Cool-er has sold over 1,000,000 units. And not especially with the luke warm reviews we've read as well.
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