"Tablets may dominate, but standalone e-readers are forecast to show solid sales growth. Among the reasons: e-ink displays, lower prices, and longer battery life.
Sales of dedicated e-readers aren’t growing as fast as those of tablets, but are still expected to nearly triple in the next five years. Juniper Research estimated on Tuesday that 67 million e-reader devices will be sold in 2016, compared with 25 million this calendar year. That may pale in comparison to the 55.2 million tablet sales forecast for 2011 by Juniper—especially when e-books can be read on tablets—but the e-reader market is still showing solid growth."
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