|09-30-2009, 07:28 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NSW, Australia
Device: Sony Reader PRS500, PocketBook 360
E-reader shipments to hit 3.05 mln units this year
Worldwide e-reader shipment volume is expected to reach 3.05 million units this year and is forecast to reach 19.76 million units in 2013. Shipment volume CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) for the period 2008-2013 is expected to hit 78.2 percent, according to Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute. The value of e-reader shipments is expected to reach USD 749 million in 2009 and is forecast to reach USD 4.16 billion by 2013. The shipment value CAGR is expected to amount to 71.9 percent for the period 2008-2013.
The focus of e-reader display technology competition is expected evolve from paper-like visual reading experience to book-like reading experience, including visual, touch and even hearing aspects. Key elements in this competition will be image processing, colour display, touch control to turn pages, and writing input, according to the research firm.
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