Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:19 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:33 PM
You have to consider why these various companies are making the ereader. In the case of Barnes and Noble and Amazon, they're making them to sell books from their store in a different form. Apple is in the business of making hardware first.
Amazon is kind of a hybrid now, actually. They started out just selling books but now they're into everything. Barnes and Noble has always only sold books and accessories plus other entertainment media. Sony? another hardware company. Movies and music yes, books, no.
My money would be on the kindle or the nook although my Dad tells me there's a Swedish I think he said it was, ereader coming out that may blow the aforementioned two we're all crowing about out of the water.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:11 PM
Is not booklike.
Because it's LCD it cannot be seen outside or with too much ambiant light.
While Kindle has no connectivity fee the fee for the iPad is over $350 a year.
Amazon and Barnes and Noble make their living selling books. Apple will find it hard to catch up with the thousands of books already available.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:04 PM
Mike and Carey, I agree with you as to the specialization. As my IT guy says, Proctor-Silex may make great toasters, but I wouldn't buy a computer from them.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:15 PM
Apple might get away with it for awhile because there's so much hype over the ipad. We'll see. But certainly not in the long run.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:44 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:21 AM
Per color: I preferred the Kindle because it was book like and I was only interested in books, not magazines or graphic novels.
A lot of Apple geeks will buy anything Apple makes no matter what it is. I saw articles on CNN about people buying 4-5 not even knowing for sure what the thing can or cannot do. Don't get me wrong, I love most Apple stuff too. iPod is the greatest thing to happen to music IMHO and AppleTV provides wide-screen movies, in hi-def, that I could never find here and that I can download for half price over hard copies in a matter of seconds. I just kind of think they fumbled here and instead of coming out with a better e-reader they just basically marketed a laptop that doesn't have a protective cover or external keyboard.
Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:14 AM
The iPad has one thing over the kindle, color.
The new Kindle DX has color if I'm not mistaken. Costs a little under $500 and is larger and weighs more than the "2".
Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:27 AM
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