Apple’s iPad may revolutionize the e-book markets, someone may have to pry the Kindles and other first-generation e-readers out of their owners cold, dead hands. A new study by market-research firm NPD finds that only 2% of e-readers “expressed any level of dissatisfaction” with the devices.
Not that they wouldn’t like improvements. The top request was more availability of titles (42%), followed by longer battery life (39%), and color displays (34%.) Wireless access was the favorite feature of 60% of the 1,000 NPD online panel members surveyed. But 23% listed touch as a favorite. That’s a tough data point to interpret since at the time the survey was taken in November, the un-touchy Amazon Kindle was the only e-reader shipping in any quantity.