Standalone digital readers

September 22, 2010

Amazon seem to be leading the way in the standalone reader category.

Compared to its rivals the Kindle seems the most affordable starting at £109.

Altho you can get a Sony eReader for under £150 at the moment.

My big concern about the standalone reader is that you’ll end up carrying this device as well as (at least) a mobile phone. (most people don’t carry a camera around anymore as their mobile phone has this covered for the everyday user)

The by word in the electronics industry has been “convergence” for as long as I can remember.

The Apple iPad is going in the right direction, but probably needs to also be an actual phone to get closer to being the finished article. I understand there has also been an issue with Flash, but word is a patch is underway.

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