Marco Arment on the Kindle 3

Marco Arment:

Because if my support emails about Kindle 3 support are any indication, Amazon is selling a lot of these. And at that price, it’s no wonder: $140 is barely more than many iPad cases. Amazon is clearly sending a message to the market:

“We’re not competing with the iPad. You can buy both if you want.”

I agree. Now that the prices start below $150, I see the Kindle as being to reading what the iPod Nano is to listening — a dedicated standalone device. The Kindle doesn’t compete against the iPad any more than the Nano competes against the iPod Touch.

Saturday, 2 October 2010