Friday, June 4, 2010
After two months of using the iPad as an ebook reader, here is my conclusion - the iPad is definitely better than the Kindle for reading ebooks.
(a) Ease of use - flipping the pages is such an experience, that one would want to just keep doing that....
(b) Pictures and tables are hundred times better in the iPad - especially the ability to zoom; for technical books Kindle is such a pain
(c) Battery charge lasts long enough - though iPad battery does not last as long as the Kindle, over 10 hrs of use time from one charge is good enough
(d) Magazines in the iPad - wow!!!! Just try National Geographic in the iPad using software like Zinio - looks even better than the print edition
Now, if you consider the other uses of iPad as a tablet, why would anyone carry the Kindle when the iPad can do it all.
Btw, I own three Kindles - any buyers out there?