E - reader competition, benefit us again
June 27, 2010 12:45pm CST
Okay, I was hesitating in purchasing one of those e - reader, like Amazon "Kindle"; Barnes and Nobles "Nook". Now, with the competition initiated at the beginning of this year, this new gadget start to has its price dropped significantly. For example, "Kindle" is about $199 right now, and "Nook" is about $189. From the market research, the newly iPad offers more than just computer, it has similar function as those e - readers I mentioned before. Sooner or later, the Taiwanese tech companies might launch its competition in cheaper in the U.S. market for e - reader as well. So, Would you expect "Kindle" and "Nook" will be well lower than $100 in the future along with 3 books free? Just like the game console industry from the past.
27 Jun 10
There should be no doubts about that happening. If you look at the mobile phone market today, you find cheaper imitations of the iPhone with many more features. Though the downside of that would be that the imitation gizmos will have no support or spare parts. The "up" will be that Amazon and others lowering the price bar to compete.
28 Jun 10
kindle is not $199, it is at $189 and a refurbished is even far cheaper. check latest prices at http://www.best4gshop.com you will found thousands of positive reviews for kindle. so no need to hesitte when a large number of peoples like this device.