Developments in the eReader Market
Developments in the eReader market are happening faster than anyone can keep track of,
By Bob Sacks
Published: October 26, 2009
Developments in the eReader market are happening faster than anyone can keep track of, and that includes me. It seems that new products are being released on a daily basis. And each of these products has new, interesting and advantageous technologies.
The Barnes and Noble new eReader has what I think may be a Kindle killer function. It has the ability to lend books to your friends. Yep, just like a real book - when you are finished reading the book you can lend it to a friend. When they have it either in the dead tree version or the e-version your friends can read it and you can't. Simple enough. And after 14 days it digitally reverts back to you, the original owner. That is clearly a step in the right direction for eReader.
Also today a hinged two page netbook-like product was released called the enTourage eDGe™. It claims to be the world's first dualbook, combining the functions of an eReader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one. What it has is an ePaper left hand page and a full color LCD page on the right.
The thing is, technology is morphing faster then we can imagine. And the cool products that I just mentioned above will be antiques in less than a year. That is what we are all up against - speed of light transformation. How do you make a long term strategy and business plan on a moving target?