Deutsche Tel slams e-readers and tablets
E-readers and tablet PCs need better displays to become a viable alternative to print media, according to Deutsche Telekom.
The German telco believes e-ink displays offer a poor user experience when it comes to displaying digital content, and that tablet PCs are little better at showing printed media in a way consumers expect, +Plastic Electronics.com reports.
Raimund Schmolze, head of Deutsche Telekom’s creation and user experience development center, said the carrier is working closely with media houses to define what is needed from future handheld devices, to make them more suitable for handling subscription-based content.
Devices need to be more closely matched to user’s current behavior, and be more fun to use, Schmolze told the news site.