eReaders, like Amazon Kindle, are expected to be hot items this holiday shopping season.
Forrester Research recently increased its eReader sales projections to 3 million for 2009, with 30% of 2009 sales occurring in the holiday season of November and December.
This boom in eReader usage will create a demand by users to sync content across eReaders, Windows PCs/laptops and iPhones.
For example, Amazon recently introduced a Kindle reader application that works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines so users can sync downloaded books and other content.
And business professionals can be expected to want to add more to their eReaders - work documents - converging personal and business activities on mobile devices.
A good reflection of this is yesterday’s news of Amazon adding PDF capabilities, a format popular among businesses, to match Sony and Barnes & Noble.
Nuance OmniPage software enables users to scan a document, automatically convert into a readable format and send it to an eReader, such as Amazon Kindle or Sony Reader, in one easy step. OmniPage automatically reformats documents for easy reading and navigating using an eReader form-factor. The software supports various eReader and PDF formats. You can see how it works in this video.
Software features like scan to eReaders unite mobility and document accessibility. It will be interesting to watch the evolution of devices like Kindle as they transform into paperless office business tools.