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Old 03-25-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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Ipad launch and effect on Ebook reading device

I expect a sharp decline in prices of those available devices in comming 3-6 months.Fingers are crossed.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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I wouldn't hold my breath on that happening.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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I think your time frame is short, but you are right. Apple tends to keep prices up on a new product until the next launch. But I hope that by the time my netbook needs replacing, there will be a second generation of ipad that will be physically a little smaller, or at least cheaper.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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I think the original poster meant they expected the price of other ereaders to drop rather than the ipad e.g the temporary pricedrop sony have given the pocket edition becoming a permanent change maybe.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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Actually, I would hope that successive models of the iPad would remain the same size (so as to allow for new models to use old accessories and vice-versa) --- it would be nice to have a different model which was in-between the size of the iPod Touch and the iPad, but I'm doubting I'll get a Newton replacement in the foreseeable future.

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Old 03-25-2010, 11:56 AM   #6
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I think the original poster meant they expected the price of other ereaders to drop rather than the ipad e.g the temporary pricedrop sony have given the pocket edition becoming a permanent change maybe.
Totallllly.....i meant that prices of e-ink technology based ereader are going to fall...
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #7
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Well I just found out via Fat Wallet that Frys is selling the Sony Silver PRS 300 for $132.99.
The price is only for in store pick though. So maybe you are on to something.

http://www.frys.com/product/6002848

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It is very reasonable to think that the price of e-ink devices will drop sharply due to the fierce competition they now face. Or else they wont sell. But that's good news for the consumer, right?
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I expect them to drop because PVI have managed to put Vizplex screens into true mass production now, and SiPix is simply cheaper.

But sure, blame Apple if you want.
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It's not only apple. There are so many tablet devices coming this year, haven't you noticed?
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Well I just found out via Fat Wallet that Frys is selling the Sony Silver PRS 300 for $132.99..

http://www.frys.com/product/6002848

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Link is not working. But even at $169.99, the PRS-300 is a steal. Fit and finish are pretty good. Great for moving around (only missing feature is 3G connectivity), but I tend to doubt that most manufacturers would foot the 3G bill, month after month, at that price point. Unless they design in planned obsolescence/failure. Which they do if they use Chinese factories. LOL.
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Link is not working. But even at $169.99, the PRS-300 is a steal. Fit and finish are pretty good. Great for moving around (only missing feature is 3G connectivity), but I tend to doubt that most manufacturers would foot the 3G bill, month after month, at that price point. Unless they design in planned obsolescence/failure. Which they do if they use Chinese factories. LOL.
Sorry about the link. I had checked it before I posted. Maybe they changed it. I went back just now to find it again and it is no longer there. I guess they sold out or withdrew the sale.

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