Kindle Killer

Apple’s mediapad could be an iPod and e-book reader all rolled into one

The tech industry rumour mill is buzzing about a ready-to-release Apple netbook might actually turn out to be a a “mediapad,” which means some current Kindle owners may end up wishing they had waited on their purchase. Described as having a larger touch-screen than the Kindle’s 6-inch display, while being physically smaller than the Amazon device, Apple’s baby could do everything an iPod does and everything a Kindle does too—only in colour. A presumably higher price—$500 to the Amazon product’s $350—may be all that keeps the Kindle from becoming kindling. At least for a while.

PC World

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