Three years in the making and much delayed and they came up with a device obviously designed by a committee where little interest was paid to people who would want an e-book reader in the first place. Now if I wanted to design an e-book reader that was sure to fail and possibly serve as a tax write off like in The Producers these are some of the features I would include.
- Charge $399 for the reader.
- Make it really ugly with lots of angles.
- Make it incompatible with the ebook format you use to sell.
- Not allow you to add your own files such as PDF, docs, and text without going through the companies site with a fee attached.
- Charge you two bucks for books available for free at Project Gutenberg.
- Allow you to read from a group of blogs selected by the company and then charge you $1 to $2 a month for each blog you subscribe to.
- Have EVDO available but not WI-FI.
- Charge you $14 dollars a month to view newspaper content freely available on the web.
Add a crappy cover that won't last long.