If you have been following the rumors in the tech industry, you probably know we are getting closer to the release date of iPhone 3.0. Even iPod Touch is expected to get a decent upgrade over its previous generation. And let’s not forget that we hear something about Apple’s so-called MediaPad every day. Amazon does have a head start over Apple with Kindle DX though the device is not shipping till summer.
Many people that I have talked to have told me about being torn between investing in a Kindle DX or an iPhone 3.0. And some argue that they may hold off to see what the MediaPad is all about. I don’t believe there is really much of a dilemma when it comes to deciding whether to buy a Kindle DX or an iPhone. Both devices are powerful, and they offer something different to consumers. The MediaPad is the only wild card here. We hear all these stories about Apple implementing E-Ink technology and a touch-screen on this mystery device. If Apple decides to make an e-book reader out of its MediaPad, we may see a worthy challenger to Kindle. But since Steve Jobs has repeatedly denied stories about Apple getting in the e-book business, we need to take these rumors with a grain of salt.
Ultimately, more than anything, Kindle and iPhone compliment each other. So the buying decision is not an either/or here. If you need a large, cool reading device, Kindle DX is for you. If you need a killer mobile phone, you may want to go with iPhone 3.0. And you can always simplify the process by buying all three gadgets.
Your take: which gadget are you excited about the most?