iPad vs. Kindle Part 2

Yes I was asked many times why I use Kindle to read eBooks but not iPad (even though I have both). I guess each of us has different reasons on why we pick one over the other, but apparently Amazon particularly likes to emphasize one point – One can read easily in bright sunlight.

Granted, it is one important selling point for many, but as an IT bug I actually don’t have the luxury to see many daylights … but again your mileages may vary and that’s why I am not that surprised when Amazon release another video on this great feature with a new tagline – “The book lives on”.

Yes right, “the book lives on”, but please release a better ebook reader than Kindle 3 with touch screen, and Unicode support.

The original video of Kindle about that “one-can-read-easily-in-bright-sunlight” feature.

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

2 thoughts on “iPad vs. Kindle Part 2”

  1. I have both the Kindle (2) and the iPad and my preferred ebook reading is the Kindle app on iPad. In part that’s because I don’t need an auxiliary light when reading in bed and in part because I prefer the touch screen interface – much more intuitive for bookmarking favorite passages.


    1. Indeed, when you read books in bed or indoor, iPad is actually a good option. One thing to also consider though, is how long you can stand iPad’s backlit screen … to me at most I can read half an hour with it.


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