Kindle or iPad?

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    Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation..just $139.which one is better?I have not used anyone of them.but now i just want to get one..
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    Pardon the pun but you're comparing Apple to oranges. The Kindle is an eReader device only. Period. And in my estimation an inferior one (the Sony Reader 600 is far better) but that's only an opinion. The iPad is so much more than a simple reader. Apps galore, office tasks, games, eBook reader, iPod, video player, and too many more to go on. Simply put, if you can afford the iPad buy it. You won't be disappointed. If you looking for a reader only, well, then you may want to research the myriad of choices available.
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    Another way to look at it is that the iPad is useless outside in sunlight, and the Kindle is useless in a dark living/bed room. So if anything, the answer is "both".
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    I hear that with the nook, you can share your books with other nook users. That alone would make me get a nook over a kindle. Either of those are best for just reading. If you want much more than a reader and you are ok with a backlit screen for long reading, then the iPad is great.
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    Kindle is cheap,but iPad is a little expensive.I saw a product called apad which is quite similar to iPad,the size,the function and it runs Google Android 1.5 .but the price is too low...how about it?
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    the apad is horrible, wait for the android tablets coming out by big companies, it runs worse than the g1. the first android device out to the public. that's how bad it is.
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    I think that in his price range he might want to consider the CherryPad.
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    never heard

    never heard that!
    what is it??
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    This is simple. If u want a device mainly for reading get a kindle. If you want a portable computer then take an iPad. Don't take an iPad for reading and don't buy a kindle for a computer replacement. These are two different devices.
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    understand

    In fact ,l prefer to iPad.I just can not afford it .so I consider to buy an aPad
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    Some things in life just not worth going cheap. iPad one of em. Power windows/locks in a car is another.
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    One crucial difference. Kindle is ten ounces and it's screen mimics a paper.
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    If you want an ipad, a kindle will not cut it. Kindle are for reading and do not do anything else well. Ipads do much more. I have both, but I do not like reading on iPad (too heavy, LCD screen good at night, but not during day, I am distractable and can do too much on iPad). But I love my kindle. If you read you should pick it up.

    Even if you do get the iPad you should at least pay attention to the free books on Kindle. There have been over 100 free book newly released on kindle over the past two weeks. Some of them are crap, many are in subjects or genres you won't read, but almost anyone can pick up 5 to 10 books a month that will interest them. It is a good way to build a digital library. Lots of places to find the free books (some of them only last a few hours). I post a couple times a week on my blog about the free books. A blog called Books on the Knob posts them, there are several twitter feeds or RSS feeds that list them.
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    The iPad is a Kindle and a nook, using apps provided by those respective companies. It also runs nearly every other reading software. The advantage of the nook app is that it allows reading newspapers and magazines on it, and the kindle app does not.
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    It's worth mentioning that the nook is not available outside of the US (and maybe Canada).

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