Titans In Waiting?
As the e-book wars continue and the technology evolves, it may not be either Amazon or Sony that rules the roost for very long. Despite their bells and whistles, both the Kindles and the Readers are dedicated e-readers that can't do much else.
Plastic Logic and would-be competitors such as iRex -- which is about to launch an 8.1-inch touch-screen device of its own -- would be wise to take this to heart as they develop their next e-readers. So would Google, which might be about to take the e-reading marketplace by storm with the digital book ecosystem it's preparing.
But for the moment, all eyes are on Apple -- and the much-chewed-over rumors of an Apple tablet that among many other things can provide an e-reading experience on par with Kindle's, Sony's or any others. The sage advice to Amazon or Sony? Don't get comfortable.