Global E-Readers Industry

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Global E-Readers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for E-Readers in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2008 through 2017. The report profiles 83 companies including many key and niche players such as Amazon.com, Inc., ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., Audiovox Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., EC Media International Pvt Ltd., Hanvon Technology Co., Ltd., Infibeam.com, Intel Corporation, Pandigital, Plastic Logic Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, and The Sony Group. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definition and Scope of Study 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4

A Curtain Raiser 4

The Emergence of Internet & Its Cascading Impact On Book

Publishing 4

A Straight Talk About Digitalization of Content & Its Impact

On Book Publishing 5

Challenges Extended by E-Books to Traditional Print Books

Fizzle Out 5

iPad Bites into E-Reader Market 5

Reasonable E-Reader Bargains Abound in Recession Economy 6

Finding Opportunities in Difficult Times 6

Targeting the Right Customer Cluster Offer Opportunities for

E-Books & E-Book Readers 7

Promising Consumer Targets for E-Books & E-Book Readers 7

Promising Content Types for E-Books & E-Book Readers 8

Outlook 9

Future of E-books: A Rumination 9

Noteworthy Market Drivers & Trends 9

Innovations in the E-book Reading Devices Market 9

Key Product Launches in the year 2010 & 2011 10

New Features and Added Benefits to Spur the Sales 11

Emergence of Larger Form Factors & Color Screens 11

E-books to Aggressively Target Fairer Sex 11

Competition Pushes Down E-Reader Prices 11

E-Paper Tipped To Redefine Publishing Market 11

Market Issues 12

Reading As a Hobby Comes Under Siege 12

Compatibility Issues Plague e-Books 12

Piracy, IP & Copyright Issues Pose Challenges 13

DRM Leaves a Lot to be Desired 13

Utility of Read E-books Limited! 13

Reader's Knowledge Still Challenged, Especially in the

Developing Markets 14

E-book Reading Devices Fail on the Quality Front 14

Hardcore Readers Exhibit No Signs of Cozying Up to the

Digital Print 14

E-Book Landscape Dotted With Casualties 15

Limited Native Applications & Gray Scale Screens Restrict

Market Potential 15

Competitive Landscape 15

Price War Triggers Among Major Players 15

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 17

E-Reader- Definition 17

Benefits 17

Limitations 18

How E-Reader Works? 19

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 20

Hanvon Releases E920 20

DMC Worldwide Unveils COPIA E-readers 20

Bookeen to Unveil The Cybook Orizon 20

Spring Design Unveils Alex™ 21

Qualcomm to Introduce E-reader 21

Pandigital Unveils Pandigital Novel Personal E-reader 22

Audiovox Unveils Lexi™ range with B&N Content 22

Velocity Micro Introduces Cruz E-reader 23

Tianjin Jinke to Introduce E-paper Products 23

Teclast Introduces K5 E-reader 24

Infibeam Launches Pi2 24

Hanwang and Marwell Introduce E-book Reader 24

EC media Introduces Wink XTS 25

Borders Releases Wireless Version of Kobo E-Reader 25

Plastic Logic Introduces QUE proReader 25

Skiff and Sprint Release Skiff W-Reader 26

Hanvon Technology Launches E-Reader 26

China Unicom to Introduce E-Readers 26

Vestal Enterprises Releases LeAF 26

Kobo Unveils Reading Life for iPad 27

Google Introduces Google Editions in US 27

Sony and NEC Release E-Book Readers in Japan 27

ASUSTek Computer Introduces Eee Note EA800 28

E Ink Launches Color Displays for E-Readers 28

Barnes & Noble Introduces New Version of Nook E-Reader 28

Samsung Unveils Samsung E65 E-Reader 28

Sony Introduces E-Book Devices 28

Pandigital Launches Electronic Book Device with Browser 28

Irex Technologies Launches Irex DR 800SG Electronic Book Device 29

Kobo Launches Kobo Wireless Electronic Reader 29

Fanshu.com Introduces Electronic Book Readers 30

Sony Introduces Novel E-Readers 30

The Sharper Image® Launches Literati(TM) 30

PocketBook Global Releases E-Readers on Global Scale 30

Acer to Release E-Reader and Other Devices in India 31

ASUSTeK Computer Introduces e-Book Reader 31

Amazon Rolls out New Version of Kindle E-Reader 31

Pixelar to Launch MReader 31

Borders Group Rolls out eBook Reader Application for

BlackBerry Smartphones 31

Samsung Unveils e-Book Reader 32

Viewsonic Unveils VEB625 and VEB620 e-Book Readers 32

Samsung Introduces E-book Readers in China 32

Amazon Introduces Mac Version of Kindle e-Reader 32

ASUSTeK Computer Unveils DR-900 E-Reader 32

Hanwang and PVI to Launch Color-Screen e-Book Reader 33

Welflex Engineering Rolls out ECO Reader 33

Video Technology Unveils Flip 33

Adlibris Introduces Swedish e-Book Reader 33

Samsung Group Rolls out E101 and E6 e-Book Readers 33

Infibeam.com Rolls out e-Book Reader 34

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook E-Reader 34

Datang Telecom Unveils e-Book Readers with TD-SCDMA Chips 34

Wistron to Introduce Readius E-reader 34

Intel Unveils Intel Reader 34

Best Buy Launches Gadgets and eReaders Collection 35

LG Releases Solar Cell e-Book Reader 35

Grammata Unveils Papyrer 5.1 e-Book Reader 35

Cranbury Bookworm to Unveil Fireside E-Reader 35

Sony UK Rolls Out e-Book Readers 36

Astak Introduces Pocket PRO e-Book Reader 36

Borders UK Introduces Elonex e-Book Reader 36

Sony Unveils PRS-700 Reader 36

Samsung Releases Papyrus E-Reader 37

Fujitsu Unveils FLEPia Color E-Book Reader 37

Hearst to Introduce E-Reader for Newspapers and Magazines 37

Lenovo to Launch Tianji EB-605 e-Book Reader 37

Google Introduces Google Book Search for Mobile 38

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 39

Google Pockets eBook Technologies, an Ebook Reader Company 39

iriver Enters into Partnership with LG Display to Introduce

iriver Story HD eBook Reader 39

Hanvon Selects Freescale i.MX51 applications processor 39

News Corp Takes Over Skiff E-Reading Platform from Hearst 40

PocketBook International and Netronix Enter into Joint Venture 40

Sharp and Sony Release Electronic Book Devices in Japan 41

Hanwang to Establish Taiwan Subsidiary for Selling E-book Readers 41

Kobo Enters into Partnership with Fairmont Hotels to Offer

Kobo E-reading Service 41

iriver Licenses Devicescape Easy WiFi for WiFi e-Readers 41

Prime View International Takes Over E Ink 42

Barnes & Noble Takes Over Fictionwise 42

Sony and News Corp. Enter into Partnership 42

Marvell Enters into Collaboration with E Ink 42

Publishing Companies Jointly Introduce New Digital Reading

Platform 43

Barnes and Noble Enters into Partnership with Plastic Logic 43

Sony Fulfills Initial Shipment Order of 3G Daily Edition E-

Readers 43

Verizon Wireless to Support iREX e-Book Reader 43

Foxconn Technology Group to Manufacture e-Readers for China

Mobile 44

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 45

Amazon.com, Inc. (US) 45

ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (US) 45

Audiovox Corporation (US) 45

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (US) 46

EC Media International Pvt Ltd (India) 46

Hanvon Technology Co., Ltd. (China) 46

Infibeam.com (India) 47

Intel Corporation (US) 47

Pandigital (US) 48

Plastic Logic Ltd. (UK) 48

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) 48

Sharp Corporation (Japan) 49

The Sony Group (Japan) 49

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 50

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

E-Readers by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2008

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Table 2: World 10-Year Perspective for E-Readers by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

8. THE UNITED STATES 52

A.Market Analysis 52

Current & Future Analysis 52

Market Overview 52

Competitive Landscape to Witness Drastic Changes 52

Table 3: US E-Reader Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by Company - Amazon, Sony and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

B.Market Analytics 53

Table 4: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysi for

E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

9. JAPAN 54

A.Market Analysis 54

Current & Future Analysis 54

Competitive Overview 54

B.Market Analytics 54

Table 5: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units

for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 54

10. EUROPE 55

A.Market Analysis 55

Current & Future Analysis 55

Market Overview 55

B.Market Analytics 56

Table 6: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,

UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Table 7: European 10-Year Perspective for E-Readers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

10a. FRANCE 58

Market Analysis 58

Table 8: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

10b. GERMANY 59

Market Analysis 59

Table 9: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

10c. ITALY 60

Market Analysis 60

Table 10: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units

for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 60

10d. UNITED KINGDOM 61

A.Market Analysis 61

Current & Future Analysis 61

UK Market Exhibiting Growing Popularity for E-Readers 61

B.Market Analytics 62

Table 11: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

10e. SPAIN 63

Market Analysis 63

Table 12: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units

for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 63

10f. RUSSIA 64

Market Analysis 64

Table 13: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units

for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 64

10g. REST OF EUROPE 65

Market Analysis 65

Table 14: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in

Thousand Units for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

11. ASIA-PACIFIC 66

A.Market Analysis 66

Current & Future Analysis 66

Market Overview 66

B.Market Analytics 66

Table 15: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for E-Readers by Geographic Region - China and Rest

of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 16: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for E-Readers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2008, 2011

and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

11a. CHINA 68

A.Market Analysis 68

Current & Future Analysis 68

Market Overview 68

Hanwang- A Key player in Chinese E-Reader Market 68

Table 17: Chinese E-Reader Market (2010): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Company 69

Companies Entering into E-Reader Bandwagon 69

Local Consumers Facing Price Hurdle 69

Global E-Reader Players lack Presence in Chinese Market 69

Limited Availability of E-Ink Screens 69

Chinese Players Developing New Strategies 70

Non-Availability of Large Collection of E-books Hampering

Profits 70

Pirated Content Hampering E-book Market Growth 70

B.Market Analytics 71

Table 18: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units

for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 71

11b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 72

A.Market Analysis 72

Current & Future Analysis 72

Korea: E-Book Market On the Rise 72

B.Market Analytics 73

Table 19: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and

Future Analysis for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in

Thousand Units for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

12. REST OF WORLD 74

Market Analysis 74

Table 20: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for E-Readers Analyzed with Annual Sales in

Thousand Units for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 83

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 21

Canada 3

Japan 4

Europe 16

France 3

Germany 2

The United Kingdom 4

Spain 2

Rest of Europe 5

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 38

Middle-East 1

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