With the holiday season coming up, plenty of manufacturers will be highlighting various e-readers, but here are five reasons why no one needs one.
1. There's an App For That
With Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook offering applications for both and the (and Kindle for the BlackBerry), both devices have made themselves redundant. Not only that, but with the Apple iOS, Kindle has been especially generous. Users of both the iPhone and iPad get some books with multimedia features, such as bonus video and audio--which can't even be played on a Kindle.
2. It's Not Cheap Enough
At , $180 for a Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350, and $249 for a Barnes & Noble Nook, e-readers are not the most expensive gadgets. However, you can put that $150 to $200 towards a tablet computer, which is likely what most users would prefer, as it can read electronic books and provide more capability and functionality.