Comments on: The bearable lightness of tab-lites Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: winc06 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:17:48 +0000 I think all three devices are the solution although not carried at the same time. My Sony Reader is mostly a stay at home and is used for the heavy duty reading that makes the eInk screen a blessing for the eyes. iPad goes traveling with all its great ability to stay connected. And its screen is OK for the light reading of a trip: travel guide and bedtime novel. And of course the phone all the time.

I think B&N and Amazon have to be careful marketing. A lot of people who would be so pleased with just an eInk reader are going to buy something they will not like as much because it is the “best” or more exepensive one.

By: gAnton Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:12:08 +0000 I’m sure the geeks will stick with Apple, but Apple doesn’t have millions of books for immediate delivery (many of which are free), the most music and movies by far, etc., etc..

I think the author of this piece missed Mr. Jeff Bezos’ main points. First of all, it’s a big market, and there´s enough room for all. Secondly, if Apple sells an I-Pad, that´s good news for Amazon, because this will probable result in increased internet sales for Amazon. Thirdly, if Amazon sells a pad computer, that’s not necessarily bad news for Apple, because the majority of Kindle Fire buyers would never pay Apple prices for a pad computer. However. it´s probably bad news for Microsoft, as the Kindle Fire’s browser and silk operating system are definitly superior products, and when you buy a Google operating system and browser, it’s not only cheaper and better than the microoft software, but you get a free computer along with it (at least, that’s one way of looking at it).

I love my Kindle so much that I never carry with me for fear it may be lost, swiped, or damaged. Now that I’ve bought a Kindle Fire, I can carry it with me on buses, in restaurants, etc., to read the 200+ books I’ve gotten so far from Amazon, and if something happens to my Kindle Fire, I wiil just buy another one.