Paltry ereader lineup at CES says Kindle Review
January 6, 2011 | 7:24 pm
By Paul Biba
Kindle Review sums up the show:
Mirasol’s Color eReader is mighty impressive – and not scheduled to release until Q3, 2011. Pixel Qi is pretty impressive too – except the lowest priced version of the Pixel Qi screen Adam tablet is $499.
Which means that until Q3, 2011, iPad 2 is the only real threat to Nook Color, and Nook 2 is the only real threat to Kindle 3. Apart from those two potential giants there are just a couple of minor threats.
The Paltry line-up of eReaders at CES 2011
As compared to CES 2010, when there were dozens of eReaders anywhere, there are just a few eReaders being shown at CES 2011 –
* The Eee Pad Memo is a very impressive eReader + eWriter – Except it’s using a LCD instead of eInk, and is priced between $499 and $699.
* iRiver has the new Story HD eReader – a 6″ eReader with 1024 by 768 screen resolution. It supports WiFi, ePub and PDF with Adobe DRM. It has 3 weeks of battery life. It’ll be available in Q2, 2011. Not much of a threat.
* Aluratek has its Libre Air eReader – a 5″ reflective TFT LCD screen, WiFi, and a $130 price point. Hardly a threat.