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eReader Evolution

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eBook readers are handheld consumer electronics devices dedicated to the consumption of digital content such as books, magazines and newspapers. ABI Research provides a comprehensive analysis that ties together the entire CE ecosystem and the mobile broadband hardware that consumers are using to connect many eReaders to the mobile Internet. Emerging products and underlying technology are also explored. Considerations include the different display technologies used, the enabling software components, and various connectivity methods.This study examines the market opportunity and technical trends relevant to these devices, provides a granular segmented five-year forecast for shipment and revenue, and profiles the key market players having an impact on this market.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
    • 1.3. Market Inhibitors
    • 1.4. Key Findings and Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.5. Top-Line Forecast
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. Market segmentation
      • 2.1.1. Display Size
        • 2.1.1.1. 6" and Under
        • 2.1.1.2. Greater than 6"
        • 2.1.1.3. Media Tablets and Multi-Screen Differentiation
      • 2.1.2. Connectivity
        • 2.1.2.1. Standalone / Memory card
        • 2.1.2.2. USB interface
        • 2.1.2.3. Wi-Fi connected
        • 2.1.2.4. Cellular 3G embedded
    • 2.2. Sales and Distribution Channels
      • 2.2.1. Direct from Manufacturer
      • 2.2.2. Retail and E-commerce
      • 2.2.3. Mobile Network Operator
    • 2.3. Early Adopters and Next-Generation Opportunities
    • 2.4. Are eBook Readers Getting Squeezed Out by Competing Platforms?
    • 2.5. Value Propositions
    • 2.6. Multi-Reader Ownership
    • 2.7. The eBook Publishing and Content War
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Displays
      • 3.1.1. ePaper vs. LCD
      • 3.1.2. Color
    • 3.2. Improved Performance
    • 3.3. Operating System Software
      • 3.3.1. Linux
      • 3.3.2. Android
      • 3.3.3. Windows CE
  • 4. Key Industry Players
    • 4.1. Processor and Platform Architecture Suppliers
      • 4.1.1. Freescale
      • 4.1.2. Ingenic Semiconductor
      • 4.1.3. Marvell
      • 4.1.4. Samsung Electronics
    • 4.2. Display Manufacturers
      • 4.2.1. E Ink Corporation
      • 4.2.2. Qualcomm Mirasol
      • 4.2.3. SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    • 4.3. Device Vendors
      • 4.3.1. Amazon.com
      • 4.3.2. ASUS
      • 4.3.3. Augen Electronics Corp.
      • 4.3.4. Barnes & Noble
      • 4.3.5. Bookeen
      • 4.3.6. Copia
      • 4.3.7. Entourage Systems, Inc.
      • 4.3.8. iRiver
      • 4.3.9. Kobo Books
      • 4.3.10. MerchSource, LLC
      • 4.3.11. Pandigital
      • 4.3.12. Plastic Logic
      • 4.3.13. Sharp Electronics
      • 4.3.14. Skiff, LLC
      • 4.3.15. Sony Reader
      • 4.3.16. Spring Design
      • 4.3.17. Velocity Micro
  • 5. Market Forecasts
    • 5.1. Methodology
      • 5.1.1. General Methodology
    • 5.2. Regional Definitions
      • 5.2.1. Asia-Pacific
      • 5.2.2. North America
      • 5.2.3. Latin America
      • 5.2.4. Western Europe
      • 5.2.5. Eastern Europe
      • 5.2.6. Middle East and Africa
    • 5.3. Assumptions
    • 5.4. Market Segment Forecasts
      • 5.4.1. Total eBook Reader Shipments
      • 5.4.2. eBook Reader Shipments by Region
      • 5.4.3. eBook Reader Shipments by Customer Type
      • 5.4.4. Connected eBook Reader Shipments by Air Interface Protocol
      • 5.4.5. eBook Reader Revenues by Region
      • 5.4.6. eBook Reader Average Selling Prices, End-User Basis
      • 5.4.7. Total eBook Reader Shipments by Country, North America

Charts

  1. Total eBook Reader Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  2. Total eBook Reader Shipments World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  3. Total eBook Reader Shipments by Region World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  4. eBook Reader Shipments by Customer Type World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  5. Connected eBook Reader Shipments by Air Interface World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  6. eBook Reader Revenues by Region World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  7. eBook Reader Average Selling Prices, End-User Basis World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2015
  8. eBook Reader Shipments North America, Forecast: 2007 to 2015

Figures

  1. Amazon's Kindle DX offers a 9.7-inch display for digital reading 5
  2. Media Tablets offer a similar handheld experience 6
  3. Multi-Screen Digital Readers Seek to Replicate Textbook Experiences 6
  4. Evolution of the Mobile CE Device 7
  5. E Ink Display Based on Microcapsule Electrophoretic Technology 14
  6. Sharp Galapagos Readers for Japanese Manga Market 15
  7. Mirasol Color Display Solution for eBook Readers 16
  8. Freescale's i.MX31L Applications Processor Architecture 19
  9. Freescale i.MX508 Applications Processor Block Diagram 20
  10. Ingenic Semiconductor JZ4750 Applications Processor Block Diagram 21
  11. Marvell ARMADA 166E Applications Processor Block Diagram 21
  12. Samsung S3C64xx Applications Processor Block Diagram 22
  13. E Ink Vizplex Imaging Film Production Process 23
  14. Static Iridescent mirasol Display Panels 24
  15. SiPix Active Matrix Module 25
  16. Amazon's third-generation Kindle eBook Reader 26
  17. ASUS DR-950 eBook Reader 27
  18. ASUS DR-570 eBook Reader 28
  19. Augen Electronics TheBook eReader 29
  20. Barnes & Noble Nook 29
  21. Bookeen Cybook Opus 30
  22. Bookeen Cybook Orizon 31
  23. Bookeen Cybook Gen3 Gold Edition 31
  24. Copia Ocean Family of eReader Devices 32
  25. enTourage Systems eDGe Dual-Screen Digital Reader 33
  26. iriver Story eBook Reader 33
  27. iriver Cover Story eBook Reader 34
  28. Kobo Reader 35
  29. Shift3 LookBook Wireless Reader 35
  30. Sharper Image Literati 36
  31. Pandigital Novel 36
  32. Sharp Galapagos eReader Platform 37
  33. News Corporation's Skiff Digital Publishing Platform 38
  34. Sony Reader Pocket Edition 39
  35. Sony Reader Touch Edition 39
  36. Sony Reader Daily Edition 40
  37. Spring Design's Alex eReader 41
  38. Velocity Micro Cruz Reader 42
  39. Velocity Micro Cruz Storypad 42
  40. Regional Map of the World 44