Friday, June 4, 2010

Kindle is dead - Long live the iPad


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.

Reasons:

(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?




5 comments:

D415_evonN_Risinger0 said...

生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。 ..................................................

AngelicF嘉偉 said...

Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.............................................................

Rajesh P said...

Sam,

Came across your posting - Completely agree with you - Love reading Time mag on the iPad.

In fact, I had posted a blog on the same topic as well - http://enterprisemobilitycio.com/?p=169

Rajesh.
rajeshp@rapidvaluesolutions.com
RapidValue Solutions
www.rapidvaluesolutions.com

S (Sam) Santhosh said...

Thanks Rajesh

Thulasi Kakkat said...

nice to see u here, Sir :)