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Technology Overload! Kindle vs. iPad

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April 8th, 2010

The Kindle and iPad maybe used for common purposes but which one is the better product? Honestly, it all depends on what you are looking for in a gadget.

The kindle’s only purpose is to download books, magazines and newspapers and can do only that. You do receive 3G WI-Fi and can download books online as well as receive email, but that is basically it. Apple, as always, kicked it up a notch and released there version of the Kindle but on steroids a lot of steroids. The iPad has the same abilities of the iTouch iPod as well as the basic functions of a laptop. You are able to download books, newspapers and magazines as well as receive email, like the Kindle, but can also watch movies, music, photos and much more. Which one is better? Like stated earlier, it all depends on your personal wants and needs. Here is the basic break down of both new and fun gadgets.

BASIC INFORMATION

 

Kindle

iPad

Price

$259.00

$499.00

Style

Kindle (6”) or Kindle DX (9.7”)

WiFi model or WiFi + 3G

Size

1/3 inch width, 10.2 pounds and holds up to 1,500-3,500 books

9.56 in (24.3 cm) (h)
7.47 in (19.0 cm) (w)
0.5 in (1.3 cm) (d)
Wi-Fi + 3G model: 1.5 lb (680 g) 1.6 lb (730 g)

Purchase

Amazon.com

Any Apply Store

Battery Life

4 – 7 days

2-3 days

If you are interested in both of these gadgets you can find the kindle at Amazon.com and the iPad at Apple.com for purchasing or for more information.

Buy the Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6) at Amazon.com

Apple iPad 16GB WIFI (MB292LL/A) at Amazon.com

 

by Danielle Mitropoulus

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