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View Poll Results: WHAT DEVICE HAVE YOU BOUGHT *THIS* YEAR?
Kindle 230 35.49%
Sony 210 32.41%
Nook 77 11.88%
Kobo 70 10.80%
Backlit LED (incl iPad) 108 16.67%
Other 104 16.05%
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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The Most Popular Devices of 2010 -- Let's Get It Right

WHAT NEW READING DEVICE HAVE YOU BOUGHT THIS YEAR?

THIS POLL IS INTENDED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ONLY READING DEVICES BOUGHT IN 2010 -- EARLIER BUYS WILL CONFUSE THE ISSUE AND MAKE THE POLL MEANINGLESS.

Statistics on the sale/popularity of the various ebook-dedicated reading devices out there are notoriously unreliable.

Mobile Read has tens of thousands of members, so I wondered -- as a significant survey base -- if we could find out for sure which readers are ahead.

Sure we can guess: But why not find out for sure?

The poll will be rendered usless if anyone is tempted to include a device they bought earlier than Jan 1 this year because some devices have been around much longer than others and some only made a first appearance this year.

My intention is to seriously look at the current situation in a community made up to some extent of members with prior experience who have made a change and newer members who have been influenced by reviews or trends.

If we're honest, I feel this poll could be meaningful.

I don't think we really need comment in this thread quite yet. Why don't we just answer the basic questions, and then get into the personal and general reasons why later, when we can see the wood for trees?

Many thanks, folks.

PS: I cannot take part in this poll myself because I have not acquired a new dedicated device this year. N

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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I bought the Kobo back in April/May shortly after it was announced, and I just ordered a BeBook2010 because I love the ergonomics of it and wanted the faster speed of the new one.

I'm seriously considering a Sony 650 for its Pearl screen and dictionary, but now it will have to wait until next year, lest I invalidate this poll's results.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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WHAT NEW READING DEVICE HAVE YOU BOUGHT THIS YEAR?

THIS POLL IS INTENDED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ONLY READING DEVICES BOUGHT IN 2010 -- EARLIER BUYS WILL CONFUSE THE ISSUE AND MAKE THE POLL MEANINGLESS.

Statistics on the sale/popularity of the various ebook-dedicated reading devices out there are notoriously unreliable.

Mobile Read has tens of thousands of members, so I wondered -- as a significant survey base -- if we could find out for sure which readers are ahead.

Sure we can guess: But why not find out for sure?

The poll will be rendered usless if anyone is tempted to include a device they bought earlier than Jan 1 this year because some devices have been around much longer than others and some only made a first appearance this year.

My intention is to seriously look at the current situation in a community made up to some extent of members with prior experience who have made a change and newer members who have been influenced by reviews or trends.

If we're honest, I feel this poll could be meaningful.

I don't think we really need comment in this thread quite yet. Why don't we just answer the basic questions, and then get into the personal and general reasons why later, when we can see the wood for trees?

Many thanks, folks.

PS: I cannot take part in this poll myself because I have not acquired a new dedicated device this year. N
My iPod Touch isn't a "dedicated device", but one of its major functions for me is e-books.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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I voted for Kindle because I got it in July 2010. However, I also got a Sony in April 2010. I didn't think to try and vote for both at once -- can a mod, perhaps, add another entry to the Sony category? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:13 PM   #7
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***I bought multiple devices this year, but can vote only once***

I enabled 'multiple choices', Maggie. Just checked and, right enough, the poll should allow you to check as many boxes as you like. I can't vote myself to make sure because I've not bought a new device this year, but if the problem does exist, perhaps one of our fine mods would take a look. Cheers. Neil
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #8
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***My iPod Touch isn't a "dedicated device", but one of its major functions for me is e-books***

Then go for 'other', Seanette. We can discuss the reasons why (multi-functional, etc) later. Thanks. Neil
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #9
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***I voted for Kindle because I got it in July 2010. However, I also got a Sony in April 2010. I didn't think to try and vote for both at once -- can a mod, perhaps, add another entry to the Sony category? Thanks!***

I opted for multi-choice, Betty. Just checked for Maggie and am told it's in place. If not, it seems to be a site hitch and maybe one of our super-mods can help. It's important that folks list ALL devices they've bought this year if we're to get an accurate over-view. Cheers. Neil
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***I voted for Kindle because I got it in July 2010. However, I also got a Sony in April 2010. I didn't think to try and vote for both at once -- can a mod, perhaps, add another entry to the Sony category? Thanks!***

I opted for multi-choice, Betty. Just checked for Maggie and am told it's in place. If not, it seems to be a site hitch and maybe one of our super-mods can help. It's important that folks list ALL devices they've bought this year if we're to get an accurate over-view. Cheers. Neil
Yep, I just forgot to vote for both of them before I submitted my vote. Now I can't go back in there -- I have a message that I have already voted. I think a moderator can fix it for me, though... Pooh, are you here?
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #12
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I bought a new Kindle 3 this year and a used 505 from eBay early in the year. I only voted for Kindle (I didn't realize I should vote for both... your poll is screwed up already... sorry).
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:08 PM   #13
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Sorry, but at best this poll will only tell you what device less than 100 people have purchased this year. I.e. it will be inaccurate to the point of being worthless.

Unfortunately, since most of the major players are not releasing hard numbers, there is really no reliable way to determine market share of devices or ebook vendors.
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I won a vendor's contest this year. The prize was an eBook reader.

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