A Pew Internet & American Life study has found that eBook reader ownership in the United States has doubled between November 2010 and May 2011 from 6 to 12 percent.
What's making this more interesting, however, is that the lines between the eBook reader and tablet are becoming blurred. Although there are still stand-alone readers, these devices increasingly have more tablet-like functionality. The Nook Color even runs Android and rumors grow stronger that Amazon is working on a Kindle tablet-eBook reader hybrid running Android.So it begs the question: When does a device stop being an eBook reader and start being a tablet that runs eBook reader software? It's confusing and it makes counting in this way much more difficult.
Good news from Pew.