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XATech 3Nov2010 10:15

Kindle Vs Ipad
 
Amazon and Apple both are companies running on different products and strategies. Amazon is known for selling content while Apple for exclusive hardware and software. Then where the competition lies between the two? Amazonís Kindle wished Apple Ipad hadnít been out but it did and the competition started if we consider only e-reader feature of both the devices. If you ask me then Kindle is ďComplete Purpose-built DeviceĒ i.e. it is mainly built for the sole purpose of reading e-books, newspaper and magazines while Ipad is multi-purpose device with e-reading capability. So if the competition is between two e-readers then obviously maximum votes would go for Kindle.

Advantages of Kindle Over Ipad



Kindle has E-Ink Technology

Kindle uses an E-Ink Technology which takes you as close as you will get to a printed page. They do an excellent job of reproducing the look of the printed paper.

Kindle can read in direct sunlight

Kindle has no backlit so one can enjoy e-books under direct sunlight which is something you canít do on an LCD screen. Ipadís reflective screen makes it hard to read in bright light, and many people find that backlight tires their eyes over long reading session.

Kindle has Focused on Reading

Kindle is built keeping reading in mind and so it has fewer distractions from the actual purpose. Display is remarkably easy on the eyes, text size can be adjusted with a couple of clicks, and the Kindleís built-in dictionary lets users find the definition of any word simply by scrolling over it. It is ambidextrous so anyone can enjoy reading irrespective of ďleftiesĒ or ďrightiesĒ. Page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages from any position.

Kindle has Remarkable Battery life

Even jumbo Kindle DX has battery life of 2 weeks with wireless off and 1 week with wireless on in contrary to Ipad which has only 10 hours of battery life.

Kindle is independent of any other hardware and software support

To make kindle work you donít need any software to install, computer for data transfer or even any minor setup. Purchase one, take it out of box and read. But for Ipad you are always dependent on itunes and Apple store applications.

Kindle is Cheaper

If your purpose is only reading e-books, newspapers and magazines then Kindle is available at only $139. Even the most expensive Kindle DX is available at only $379 which is almost half the price of Ipad.

Kindle is compact and lighter

kindle Wi-Fi weighs only 8.5 ounces (nearly 0 .5 pounds) where as latest Kindle DX weighs only 18.9 ounces (1.181 pounds) . Ipad weighs around 1.6 pounds.

Kindle has wider Range of Titles

Kindle Store has 450,000 titles while iBooks has 60,000 (30,000 of which are free public domain titles).

Advantages Of Ipad Over Kindle



I have discussed regarding the advantages of kindle. But if you like to add multimedia, games and thousands of quirky applications with e-reading capability then obviously Ipad wins. After all reading books is not the only thing left in life. So advantages of Ipad over Kindle are as follows:-

Ipad is a Multi-purpose Device

unlike kindle Ipad is a multipurpose device. It also supports movies (HD quality), pictures, games and thousands of quirky applications.

Ipad has Larger Screen Size

Ipad has 9.7 inches screen with IPS display. The Touch technology making navigations fast and easy. On screen keyboard makes it possible to have large screen and so it can include two pages of an e-book at a time.

Ipadís LCD screen is bright and colorful

Unlike kindle Ipad has backlit which allow you to read books at night as well. The colorful display takes you to the colorful world of text and images while you read.

Ipad has Touch screen

The best way to think of the iPad is as a larger iPhone. So the Appleís pinch, swipe and multi-touch experience is never compromised.

Ipad has large memory volume

Ipad comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB whereas kindle DX has only 4GB of internal memory.

Ipad can Include Amazonís Kindle Application

Finally, one bitter fact is that the even using Ipad you can have access to Amazonís library using Amazonís kindle software. Amazonís strategy is different from Appleís. Apple developed the iTunes Store as a service to drive the sales of its hardware. Kindle software and hardware was created to drive the sale of books and other downloadable content.

Looking at the advantages of both Ipad and Kindle I can say that both are winners and successful in reaching to their purpose. The Amazonís purpose was not to compete with Apple in terms of hardware rather it was content which Is the ultimate business for Amazon. So Apple will keep on selling itís hardware and Kindle will be selling itís content taking the help of Kindle hardware and software. I hope the everything is clear. Give your view on it..

DonRox 4Apr2011 16:22

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
Well, thank you for the information. I love the iPad and I am a big fan of the iPad. Was really interesting. I would like to share a new thing with you. That is there is a newly released iPad heart monitoring application. That is really a wonderful app.

DonRox 4Apr2011 16:23

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
Well, thank you for the information. I love the iPad and I am a big fan of the iPad. Was really interesting. I would like to share a new thing with you. That is there is a newly released iPad heart monitoring application.You will be able to find it out when you google it...........

puviyamilla 16May2011 15:49

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
Go for IPAD

Eldridge13 27May2011 14:16

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
People are transfering to use iPad 2 now? Is that right?

seo_corporation 3Jun2011 00:44

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
Kindle is basically document oriented and is best for getting a reading experience. I-Pad has multiple functions. IPAD is known for its software support with more of operating system. I-Pad is better in case if you are looking for an operating sytem with huge potential whereas kindle will serve for potentail readers.

sandyofmalay 8Aug2011 04:44

Re: Kindle Vs Ipad
 
You've put forward a good analysis but basically it's difficult to compare the two. I own a Kindle and it does a good job, but has nowhere near the functionality of an iPad which I've played with but don't own. It all depends on your budget.

Sandy

Robberson 16Sep2011 13:52

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In order to consolidate its market kindle has also developed software apps specifically for the iPhone, ipad and android phones. Books can be purchased via any device with a modern web browser and you can read those books on any device that supports Kindle software like your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazonís own Kindle hardware. The Kindle and iPad should both be financial successes. But competition between the two will only get fiercer as the market for e-readers and tablet computers heats up.

Robberson 16Sep2011 13:53

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Originally Posted by Robberson (Post 87026)
In order to consolidate its market kindle has also developed software apps specifically for the iPhone, ipad and android phones. Books can be purchased via any device with a modern web browser and you can read those books on any device that supports Kindle software like your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazonís own Kindle hardware. The Kindle and iPad should both be financial successes. But competition between the two will only get fiercer as the market for e-readers and tablet computers heats up.

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Robberson 16Sep2011 13:55

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