ChangeWave’s latest survey of more than 2,800 consumers shows the Amazon Kindle (47%; down 15-pts) is hanging on to a rapidly diminishing lead over the Apple iPad (32%; up 16-pts) among current e-Reader owners. However, the iPad’s share of the overall market has doubled since the last time ChangeWave surveyed e-Reader owners in August.
What’s not to like about this idea? The Style 9670 Clamshell will fit right into Snook’s purse.
Full story here. Short version: Kindle.app, Nook.app and iBooks.app are more similar than different. http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf
Amazon is no longer playing in the same league as the iPad having dropped their Kindle price today from $259 to just $189. (were they before? no)
Not only is the Kindle likely seeing defections to the iPad and today’s iOS 4 iPod’s iBooks (which start at street price of $173), but Barnes and Noble slashed prices on its color screen Nook to $149 (WIFI only)/$199 today as well.
At $189, these things are priced more like an accessory that you only use on sunny beach days. You know, when you don’t want to get sand and sunscreen on your iPad.
We’re thinking Time is trying to improve its PageRank… Besides the Droid, Time also rated the Barnes and Nobel Nook and the Dyson fan above the iPhone 3GS.
You can’t underestimate the love lavished on Amazon’s Kindle among UK first adopters – the giant retailer’s sold a fair few of its eBook reading devices to Mac user’s here in the UK – and now it seems the company plans to release a Kindle reader for the Mac.
The news follows Microsoft’s declaration during its Windows 7 launch that Amazon is developing a reader for that platform.
Now Fast Company informs Amazon is developing the same for the Mac, citing a company spokesperson who said, “Yes, we are working on a Kindle app for Mac.”
This is interesting news as Apple allegedly engages in development of its own eBook-reading solution (in part) with its rumoured tablet product, as activity in the eBook space increases in intensity.