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Old 06-21-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:10 AM   #2
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Ipad larger, heavier and less portable than a Nook or Kindle

iPad won't break the $200 mark for years to come.

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Old 06-22-2010, 12:20 AM   #3
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iPad won't break the $200 mark for years to come.
Of course, it took Amazon almost 3 years to break the $200 mark...and I don't think it was entirely their plan to do so today.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:24 AM   #4
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What about $100 Android devices? A nook is android plus e-ink, minus the apps.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:34 AM   #5
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There are lots of people for whom _reading_ is just one multi-task among many. Read for a couple of minutes, listen to some music, do some facebook, some of this, some of that, whatever. Hopefully there are enough of us who just want to read that the e-ink reader will prosper.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:38 AM   #6
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My reasoning is quite simple. Everything a Nook or a Kindle can do an Apple iPad can do better. And, what's far more important, an iPad can do far, far more.
Why should I buy a $50 mp3 player the size of a USB thumbdrive when I can spend $300 and buy an iPod touch because it can do everything a $50 mp3 player does and more.

The iPod touch is a fine mp3 player, but sometimes people just want a basic device that does one job and does it well. I for one do not want an iPad or any other tablet with an LCD screen to be bought for the primary task of reading. The author is just writing a far stretched article. Proper research of the market (and history of other devices) suggest there is room for both cheap dedicated devices and expensive multi purpose devices.

In my view what potentially may come from todays announcements of price drops of the Nook and Kindle (and new $149 wifi-only Nook) is I feel companies such as B&N and Amazon will make next to zero profit on the devices and all their ebook income will be derived from content.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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Do we really need a new thread every time some idiot writes a column, article or blog post about tablets killing dedicated readers/e-ink devices?

The arguments have been done to death on here in a gazillion threads since the announcement of the iPad.
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I feel companies such as B&N and Amazon will make next to zero profit on the devices and all their ebook income will be derived from content.
I agree that it is likely, and it can be done.

If we assume that not all the customers reach a point where they refuse to buy from their stores because of DRM, then content can definitely overcome the loss on devices.

Console manufacturers have been doing it for ages. They sell the actual consoles at a loss (per unit), but make up the difference with the sales of video games and accessories. And, in the case of Xbox Live, subscription fees to their online content.
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Second time this has been quoted, sure, but, even though it's been said...


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Console manufacturers have been doing it for ages. They sell the actual consoles at a loss (per unit), but make up the difference with the sales of video games and accessories.
Except Nintendo, who made a hardware profit off the Wii from the start.
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Except Nintendo, who made a hardware profit off the Wii from the start.
And somehow still priced it the cheapest?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:13 AM   #12
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And somehow still priced it the cheapest?
You don't need the latest technology or most features...just the best mix of both
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There are lots of people for whom _reading_ is just one multi-task among many. Read for a couple of minutes, listen to some music, do some facebook, some of this, some of that, whatever. Hopefully there are enough of us who just want to read that the e-ink reader will prosper.
It's precisely because of my propensity to multitask that I want a dedicated reader. A device that does what I do for extended periods of time (read books) very well, and another device (blackberry) that handles all my communication and music needs very well. I can keep an eye on my mail without having to interrupt my reading, because my mailboxes are on another device.
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Except Nintendo, who made a hardware profit off the Wii from the start.
True, but that's because the Wii doesn't have as much 'next-gen' tech as the PS3 and 360. It was simple enough to make that they were never going to lose money, unless no one bought them. Which, obviously, they did.
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It's not about the iPad rather the slew of iPad-like devices that will avalanche the market soon
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