As consumers and retailers alike gear up for the holiday season, many are wondering what will be on this year's list of hottest items.
According to PCWorld's Brennon Slattery, we should "Prepare for the year of the e-reader."
So, what's all this noise about e-readers? More importantly, why should you care?
Earlier this week, the New York Times cited a report that projects e-reader sales will continue to skyrocket:
"By all accounts, e-readers are set to have a breakout year. Slightly more than one million of them were sold globally in 2008, according to the market research firm iSuppli. The firm predicts that 5.2 million will be sold this year, more than half of them in North America, driven by the popularity and promotion of the Kindle, which is available only through Amazon’s Web site."