Chart - Global eReader Shipments

Against this background of growth, however, one type of smart connected device is beginning to run into trouble: eReaders. IHS iSuppli projected in December eBook reader shipments to fall this year to 14.9 million units—representing a decline of 36% from 2011’s 23.2 million units shipped. The category saw explosive growth between 2010 and 2011, but evidence is mounting that the devices are falling out of favor with consumers enamored with the all-in-one potential of tablets. Read the rest at eMarketer.