What Xconomy Readers Are Saying About the iPad

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6. Will the iPad be a better e-book reading device than the Amazon Kindle and other electronic-ink-based reading devices?

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Comments:

“Its open format makes it easier to put load up books. Also, it will be able to handle multimedia that the Kindle can not.”

“I still prefer paper, so this is likely not a factor”

“Don’t care. How about my own books. How about a Journal of my own. I would like to down load a user manual, several. What about my book shelf, where is that one.”

“My reading is done 1 hour at a time so I don’t see eye strain as a worry from long sessions.”

“E-ink is very easy on the eyes to read.”

“It will supersede my Kindle usage for technical, or graphical references, remains to be seen if that will tilt it over in favor of linear novel content.”

“Want to hear the author read a book or even better sign your iPad – that day is around the corner.”

“Kindle has great battery life.”

“Do not want a dedicated device for book reading.”

“Kent Displays in Ohio has a color e-ink technology going into production. E-ink has better battery life and cleaner UX; a Kindle with color e-ink would be a better reader.”

“Who wants a bulky only-do-one-thing E-reader anyways?!?”

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  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/british-accent-training/id364777164?mt=8 Bala Paranj

    16-GB is the best choice. Mainly because the hotness factor will only last for 6 – 12 months. Newer models be better and cheaper. Anyways, who needs a 3G when 4G is coming up?

  • Sandy Weiner

    I pre ordered at 32GB 3G iPad. I am an Apple enthusiast and I own just about every electronic item that they make. Being 66 years old, an avid Kindle reader, and a computer hobbyist, I really had a difficult choice. I wanted to get the iPad immediately but I knew I would eventually be upset that I didn’t have the 3G version.

    I will be using it as a GPS in my car and the golf course (have to get a mount for the car and golf cart). I actually will probably get rid of my iPhone and purchase a cheap cell to get my incoming phone calls and use a VOIP to make out going calls on my iPad.

    I guess I am going to have to wait it out and suffer without one.

    Impatient and waiting, Sandy Weiner