Tablets such as the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be the most popular mobile devices for gadget buyers this holiday season, but e-readers remain a great choice for many people on your list. A recent report from market research firm Juniper Research predicts that e-reader shipments will reach 67 million per year by 2016, far above the 25 million e-readers expected to ship by the end of 2011.
If you are considering buying an e-reader for yourself or as a gift this holiday season, you'll find an extensive range of available devices--from basic e-readers that simply deliver the next page of your book, to souped-up e-readers with 3G connectivity built in, for bookworms who are always on the go. You can also find full color e-readers for magazine lovers, and "almost-but-not-quite" tablet e-readers that let you watch movies and television episodes as well as read text.
Here's a breakdown of seven e-readers for six types of bookworms, discussing what each of these devices can do for you or for someone on your gift list this holiday season.