Posts Tagged ‘iPad vs Kindle’

The official Kindle app for iPad has now arrived on the iTunes App Store, and with it brings over 450,000 books, magazines and newspapers from the Kindle platform over to the iPhone, iPod touch and now the iPad. This new version of Kindle app is specially optimized for the larger high resolution display of the iPad to make sure everything looks crisp and sharp, in a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

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First of iPad reviews are now popping up on the Internet. From Wall Street Journal, to USA Today, to PC World, to New York Times, all have great things to say about the product. One thing however most of them have agreed upon is the fact that it is not really a notebook/netbook replacement, but rather a great companion which could do tasks like email, web browsing, music, videos, book reading and so on with great ease.

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Apple has announced the availability of iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 3 for developers to make sure that their apps are ready for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch when the first batch of WiFi only models of iPad are released in the last week of March. iPhone 3.2 SDK Beta 3 brings lots of new API improvements and bug fixes. Members enrolled in the iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program can access the development bits for iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 3 for iPad by signing into Apple Developer Connection.

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The birth of iPad on January 27 has created waves all over the tech. world. In a sudden and surprise move, noticed Friday evening by many bloggers, books from Macmillan, one of the largest publishers in the United States, have been removed from Amazon.com. The disappearance came in the wake of a dispute between Amazon.com and different book publishers that have been brewing between them for the last year or so. Macmillan, like other publishers, demanded Amazon to raise the price of electronic books from $9.99 to $15. Amazon expressed its strong disagreement reacted by temporarily removing Macmillan books. If this doesn’t signal the upcoming eBooks/price war between Apple and Amazon? then I wonder what will.

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Steve Jobs yesterday announced the most awaited and hyped Apple product in recent times – the iPad in his keynote address at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. On the other hand, HP Slate was first shown by Steve Ballmer at CES earlier this month. Both type of devices are of same form factor i.e. tablet/slate which many think may decide the future of general purpose computing.

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Apple iPad was unveiled by Steve Jobs yesterday in a mega event held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In a nutshell, the iPad is a larger iPod touch with an additional iBooks Store and iWorks suite of apps. With iBooks, Apple is surely taking Amazon’s Kindle head-on with their own offering – the iPad, which besides reading, can do things like playing games, access social networks, display photos, videos, web browsing and a hell alot more.

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