Not really a market flood, that.
If ebooks had hit the mainstream in the late 80s, we probably would have had about two hundred e-readers available for sale. You could’ve gotten a cheap, kid-friendly Tiger one, or a really slick, expensive Sony, or a mid-priced Sansui.
If they’d hit big in the 1990s, Microsoft probably would have made one. It would have been about as good as WebTV, but it would have existed.
Nowadays, we have mainly the Apple iPad, the Kindle Fire, and the Nook. Sure, you can argue that there are others, but none with the market penetration of those three. The closest is the Sony Reader, which I like, but I don’t think is burning up the sales charts.
So, what are the benefits of one versus another? I have an iPad (Lisa’s) and a Kindle Fire and a Sony Reader. I have to say I dig the Fire most for reading, the iPad for video, and the Reader for not much (but it’s old).
Which one do you use? And why?