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The CITE, a blog published by the National Association of College Stores, takes a look at the intersection of education and technology, highlighting issues that range from course materials to learning delivery to the student experience. Comments, discussion, feedback, and ideas are welcome.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

45 e-readers feature e-paper screens

According to a posting from the Financial Times blog, there are now at least 45 e-reader devices with e-paper screens available worldwide and several more are expected in the foreseeable future. Sriram Peruvemba, marketing vice president at E Ink, commented that the current price of e-readers has prevented the devices from becoming mainstream but the prices are falling and we could see a device under $100 within three or four years time. The drop in price along with the introduction of color e-paper which E Ink plans to introduce next year, could make e-reader mass market products in the near future.

In a related story, the Kindle Review blog recently featured a great posting with a detailed list of 31 e-book readers that are either on the market or expected to hit the market in the coming months. The posting makes a useful reference for deciphering among the e-readers and should be updated soon to also include pictures or videos of each e-reader.

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