Until I tried one, I never understood the appeal of e-book readers, given that tablets can do much more.
Sales of dedicated e-reading devices like the black-and-white Kindles are in an "alarmingly precipitous decline" this year after five years of rapid growth, research firm IHS iSuppli says.
In the five years since Amazon.com released its first Kindle, the market for dedicated electronic readers has been transformed.
Just two years ago, Apple's late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs mocked small-screened tablets as "tweeners" that were too little to compete with the larger iPad but too big to compete with smartphones.
(AP)—Wal-Mart Stores is phasing out selling Amazon.com's Kindle tablet and e-readers, the world's largest retailer said Thursday.
Barnes & Noble on Monday announced it will release Nook tablets in Britain in the first move by the world's largest book seller to sell the e-readers outside the United States.
In highly-literate and gadget-loving Japan, e-books are curiously rare -- but battle for the largely-untapped and potentially hugely lucrative market is about to commence.
(AP) -- Barnes & Noble says it's tackling one of the shortcomings of black-and-white e-readers, by creating a screen that can be read in the dark.
Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study.
(AP) -- Inside a high-security air force complex that builds jet fighters and weapons systems, Pakistan's military is working on the latest addition to its sprawling commercial empire: a homegrown version of the iPad.