Jon Stokes, on Why Amazon won’t launch its own tablet, but will use Apple’s
This isn’t for the Apple Device (if it in-fact exists) itself. More important than any device capable of being an e-reader is the fact that there will soon be a myriad of devices available that can consume this information, and there will be many competing platforms for loading, sharing, and commenting on the media. And those devices, based on the entities involved, will be driven by the content providers’ offerings.
What’s good about this prediction is that it acknowledges the need for general-purpose devices over dedicated ones. The kindle was about the delivery mechanism; e-ink was a method of enabling it. It’s finally coming together, and Stokes sees it.