December 21, 2012
Tablets Are Destroying E-Books
The market for E-Readers and other dedicated devices to display electronic books in PDF format are beating eaten alive by the new tablet market. Is it truly that big of a surprise?
E-Readers appealed to the casual market; book lovers who didn’t want the burden of turning pages and holding books in awkward and sometimes tiring positions to reach the end of their respective chapters. Why bother with such complications when you can finish your book with great ease and in technologically futuristic stylishness? The style is really just the cherry on top that you can brag to your friends about at the next dinner party.
They’re still reading their paperback books, probably sipping freshly squeezed grape juice from their thirteenth century dragon skin covered hardbacks. They claim that they’re satisfied with the lack of innovation, but they’re dead inside.
The old fashion of paper and hardback books has slowly diminished as we move towards the future.
Technological advancements are on an everlasting rise, and new innovations are always shining through on the horizon as the manufacturers of these electronic products are looking for the cash in your wallet. Not to mention they’re under great pressure to stay on top of technical innovation.
When Apple’s iPad made its first boom in the tablet market, like most of the early innovations with Apple, it signaled that it was time for a new direction. But not just the consumers were pulled in by the new tablet market boom, because tech Gods like Google and Amazon needed to stay in competition and at the same level of advancement as their competitors.
It’s a sad and yet exciting market of competitiveness with a lot of room for improvement and ergonomically pleasing products. But it seems that the tablet market is dwarfing the E-Reader market at an alarming rate. And then again, does it really surprise you that the tablet, which is in essence a more improved E-Reader, is making bank in that area of business? Amazon released one of the first E-Readers with their Kindle. Like all things in the origins of most product lines, it was small and insignificant compared to the following Kindle Fire lineup. The Kindle was the next best thing of its time – a 7 by 4 inch tablet that made reading our favorite book series easy and fast.
With the boom of the Kindle Fire came the new idea of a tablet that was as small as an E-Reader, yet as strong as an iPhone. Something that was able to play HD video and even boasted a large variety of apps and games for your kids to play on the way to soccer practice. (iPad, anyone?)
When it comes to the tablet market, never underestimate these devices. The future is bright and great things are still to come!
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