The Apple iPhone is the Next E-Book Reader Not the Amazon.com Kindle

So it seems like everyone and their brother is talking about the Amazon Kindle E-Book reader.  Well, I’m not a fan yet.

  1. It’s something else that I have to carry.  Do I wanna carry one more device?
  2. It’s expensive.  It’s $400 (well $399).   Is carrying paper books with you that much of a problem?  A big enough problem that it’d be worth $400.
  3. If I lose a hardback book, I’ve lost $25.  If I lose the Kindle, I’ve lost $400. (This is speaking from someone who was mugged and got his iPhone stolen.)

I think the future of e-books is the Apple iPhone.  It’s something more people already have.  It’s the most popular device with the biggest screen.  It has a good battery.

The Apple iPhone is also launching it’s SDK in February.  Who’s going to write the e-book reader app come February?

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2 thoughts on “The Apple iPhone is the Next E-Book Reader Not the Amazon.com Kindle

  1. Matthew Martin

    Really?! What’s up with techies and geeks being mugged for their phones? This might be a more important challenge for mobile computing than small screens and keyboards.

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