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Best Buy and Verizon Jump Into E-Reader Fray

September 24, 2009

(NY Times Sept 22)

“By all accounts, e-readers are set to have a breakout year. Slightly more than one million of them were sold globally in 2008, according to the market research firm iSuppli. The firm predicts that 5.2 million will be sold this year, more than half of them in North America”

Barnes and Noble is also preparing to join the E-Book/E-Reader marketplace:

B&N “plans to market digital books in really big and interesting ways” to the 77 million customers who walk into its stores every year. The Barnes & Noble e-bookstore will also be available through a large-screen device from the start-up Plastic Logic, which is expected next year.

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  1. Chris Clark permalink*
    September 24, 2009 2:00 pm

    Plastic Logic could have the reader that finally makes it big. It’s 8.5″ x 11″ and only .25″ thick. It’s not in color yet, but that’s in the plans. I could easily see students in a few years carrying textbooks and reserve readings on something like this!

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