Kindle for Reading...the Ipad for everything else
Kindle vs iPad
Last year I had a choice to make. I chose between a Kindle and an iPad. The thing is, however, that that choice is analogous to choosing between a motor home and a Honda Civic. Both vehicles will get you from point A to point B, but that is about where the similarities end. The Kindle and the iPad are similar, you can read digital books on both but that is about where their similarities end.
Being so different it makes it an easy decision, if you know what you are looking for. I really wanted an reading device. I was indeed tempted by the iPad's wide range of functionality, but in the end, that was the reason I chose the kindle. I often time read just before I go to bed. I read until I get sleepy enough, then I put down my book and go to sleep. For me, the iPad just isn't conducive to that kind of experience. For one, looking at a back lit screen keeps me awake and second, the iPad has so many other things that can keep you busy, besides its iBooks, that I don't think I would ever get to sleep on time.
So there you have it. I own a kindle and not an iPad. I might get one someday, if I really think I need it, but for now, I am a happy reader when using my kindle.