Readers’ Dilemma: The Kindle or the iPad

Apple iPadBefore January 27, much talk in the tech world centered on eReaders, with offerings by Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble and others emerging from niche-gadget status to an exclusive product category. After January 27, it’s clear that Apple is hoping the iPad does to eReaders that the iPod did for digital music players almost ten years ago, based on comments by Steve Jobs at the iPad unveiling. “Now Amazon’s done a great job of pioneering this [eReading] functionality with their Kindle,” Jobs claimed. “And we’re going to stand on their shoulders and go a bit further.”So would bookworms in the market for an eReader be wise to hold out for Jobs describes as a “magical and revolutionary device”? Do the potential offerings above Amazon’s shoulders actually surpass what is already available?” Read more here: