i'm planning to buy kindle since i love to read. i've known that it also enables you to browse the web,watch movies, games,and store music. so much like an ipad. so i'm wondering what to buy now. which do you think is more practical? i'm not really a techie and i wanna know the opinion of hubbers as it really counts.thanks!
You can download a kindle app on the iPad which will let you access your books. It also comes with iBooks which allows you to purchase content through iTunes.
The primary difference is what you intend to use it for primarily. We constantly stream movies, listen to music and use apps galore on the iPad. The storage capacity on the Kindle wouldn't be able to keep up with our use in that respect. The Kindle also has a shorter battery life so if you plan on using it constantly you'll get about half the life of the iPad. The iPad offers bluetooth and airplay (meaning you can stream right from your iPad to your Apple TV or other devices) where the kindle does not. The iPad is larger than the Kindle (9.7 in screen vs 7 in.) so that would be something to consider.
In my opinion the iPad is the way to go if you're looking for an eReader AND want to have movies, music, games, camera, video, internet, and productivity tools in a light weight, portable device. If you're not looking for all the features and want it to primarily be an eReader with a couple of more features then the Kindle Fire is a budget friendly option. If you simply want a reader and can go without the extras I would suggest the standard kindle eReader (not the Fire) because of the anti-glare eInk display. Neither the Kindle Fire or the iPad will stand up to the sun glare from the beach or park.
I love the Amazon Kindle but you can download the Kindle App for the IPAD. I know that they are releasing a new Amazon Kindle Fire in September. At least that is what the rumor is. Good luck.
If you are looking for practical, then definitely the Kindle. I absolutely love my iPad, but I got it from a friend for only 50 bucks. If I had to pay 800 dollars for it, I probably would have just gotten the Kindle. I love the app store but it's not worth 600 extra dollars.
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