Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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I bought a Kindle for my girlfriend a few months ago, and as an e-book reader they are very nice. In fact, I'd say they are the one to beat in the standalone reader market, and they intentionally left out flashy features so there is no distraction from reading your books.

I have a friend with a Nook Color, and while he did buy it with the intention of using it as a cheap Android tablet, I couldn't imagine using it for its original intent. All the notifications and the poor battery life (compared to the Kindle) would be too much of a distraction from reading. I know this because I try to use my Android phone as an e-book reader and it happens to me. I just can't stay focused on the content.

That's kind of an apples (NPI) and oranges comparison. Take a look at Nook Touch (Nook 2) vs. kindle and the nook comes out pretty well. Which is why I have one.

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