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Survey Says: E-Readers Are Racing Toward Extinction
December 25, 2012 | 9:05 am

I can't even begin to count the number of articles I've seen over the past few weeks about the swiftly growing popularity of tablet computers. A week or two after the holiday season has ended, I suspect we'll start seeing solid proof—one way or the other—in the form of sales numbers, and we'll finally have a firm understanding of just how many tablet PCs are out there in the world today. That'll be an interesting and even important economic factoid for the digital reading community, of course. Because as we've been reminded of over and over again, this particular consumer trend—the suddenly massive...

CEA: Tablet ownership in the U.S. has doubled in one year
November 4, 2012 | 9:30 am

CEA Report Consumer Outlook on Tablets  By Stephen Silver | for Dealerscope.com The ownership rate of tablet computers in the U.S. has reached 31 percent as of last month, more than doubling the number for this time last year. That's according to the latest version of the Consumer Electronics Association's tablet rankings. The Consumer Outlook on Tablets: Q4 2012 found that two thirds of respondents who are online "expect to purchase a tablet sometime in the future," with 45 percent of those expecting to do so in the next two years. "The tablet market continues to see incredible growth and is showing no signs of slowing down," Kevin Tillmann, a senior...

Why now is a bad time to buy a 7-inch tablet
October 6, 2012 | 1:08 pm

  If you've been shopping for a handheld 7-inch tablet—you know the kind: smaller than an iPad, bigger than an iPhone, about the size of a paperback book (remember those?)—now must be tempting time to shine up the old credit card, close your eyes and just buy one already. But hold on, partner: You might be kicking yourself a month from now if you rush and buy one today. There are plenty of alluring options out there now. The new Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and the even newer Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD, for example, both boast terrific, iPad-quality screens and low...

The Rise of E-Reading – An infographic
September 19, 2012 | 9:52 pm

We talk quite often here at TeleRead about how quickly e-reader ownership is growing—and as a result, how strongly the print publishing industry is feeling the digital blow—but sometimes it's easier to comprehend (and retain) statistical data when it's presented to us in the form of the ever-popular inforgraphic. The first graphic below, by the way, comes from Schools.com, which seems to have produced an infographic about nearly every career opportunity under the sun: How to become a firefighter; How to become a sonographer; etc. (The chart-graphic beneath it comes from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.) At any rate, the first section of the...