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images.jpgKindle 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.

 
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