The Color Era

By  |  Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

Okay, one prediction while there’s still time to make them, but only one: From here on out, monochrome e-readers–even the good ones–are going to feel like part of the past, and industry will be surprised by how many consumers are willing to give up 90%+ of their battery life for color. Remember when the first color PalmPilot came out and the long-life monochrome models quickly went away?



3 Comments For This Post

  1. ReynaldoRiv Says:

    If they make a battery the size of the entire back panel (like the Envy Slice) they’ll be fine and may even surpass expectations.

  2. joecab Says:

    Nah Kindles and the like won’t be going away. A lot of people are just fine with just books. But the price will have to drop quite a bit.

  3. Michael B Says:

    @ joecab Kindles might not go away, but they’ll probably go color in their next version, a move that would’ve taken longer without this iPad release.