2010 is expected to be a bang-up year for e-book readers -- those gizmos that allow you to download and read hundreds of books, newspapers, and magazines on a single device. Among the major players are Sony
What kind of apps, you say? We think anything from a social reading app from Goodreads to an enterprise app from Microsoft
(NASDAQ:MSFT)or Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL)would make eReaders vastly expand the possibilities for consumers and businesses.
I think such apps could be a strong catalyst that helps propel these e-readers closer to the mainstream. However, the one thing that would make a purchase almost a no-brainer for me would be the ability to check out books electronically from my library -- and that's something I didn't see mentioned in the Forrester report.
Would an app store make you more likely to buy an e-reader? Let us know below!
Rex Moore is hoping for an e-tastic Kindle sometime soon. He owns shares of Microsoft. Apple and Amazon.com are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. Motley Fool Options recommended a diagonal call strategy on Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days.