Amazon Kindle To Become iPod Of Books?0
Are Amazon Kindle and Apple iPod comparable in their respective markets? I am not too sure about that. I think Amazon Kindle is more of a revolutionary innovation rather than iPod which is only an evolutionary innovation over other mp3 players in the market. Don’t get me wrong. iPod is still much more successful than Kindle. The fact that Amazon doesn’t like to share its sales data could be the indication for just that. Having said that, books can be eventually replaced with virtual books. It will all depend on how Amazon (or any other company for that matter) come up with a solution that provides the ultimate upgrade to current book experience. Kindle is not only an ebook reader, but an audio player, and even a basic GPS. The wireless connection obviously puts it on par with the new iPods if not on a higher level. But the fact that you can put 100 books on such a portable ebook reader makes it very different from an iPod. Sure! With an iPod you don’t need to carry multiple CDs with yourself. But if you ask me CDs are way portable than books. Can you compare Kindle and iPod? Sure you can. Are they almost the same beast? You better think again!