Two quickie eReader stories from the blogosphere…
Now Which One Should I Buy?
I don’t know about you, but the sheer number of press releases for new eBook readers is leaving me dizzy and wanting to take a nap. Good thing there’s Kindle Review, which recently posted an exhaustive list of readers currently for sale on the market. You may decide you don’t need a reader at all, preferring a netbook, iPhone, or plain old vanilla laptop for your eBook reading pleasure, but at least with this list you’ll know what you’re missing.
Wondering What Buyers Want Most in an eBook Reader?
File it under the category of duh, but Internet connectivity, longer battery life, and email capabilities are the most requested features current and future buyers of dedicated eBook readers would like the devices to have. This, according to a survey by in-stat.com. Among the survey’s other findings:
- Amazon is the leading brand of eBook owned.
- The largest percentage of eBook owners (45.5%) spend between $9 and $20 a month on eBook content.
- Eleven percent of total survey respondents said they planned to purchase an eBook over the next 12 months.
No mention in the company’s press release, of how color screens rank in the survey.