Amazon has already boasted an adjusted 37 percent increase in sales this past quarter, much of that errrrm, kindled by their own branded e-book reader device, the Kindle.
Yesterday, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc, unveiled the iPad - the epic iPhone and more and the reaction has been hitting the internet ever since.
Adam Leach is a Principal Analyst with tech research firm Ovum, he gives his views and position on the iPad and its place in the e-book market. Much of it has been spoken of already, but Leach's comments on Apple's shift in carrier relations is of interest.
Yesterday Apple launched its much anticipated tablet device, the iPad, and with it Steve Jobs proclaimed that Apple was now a mobile device company. Apple hopes to kick-start the market for e-books with its iPad and iBookstore service, and replicate its success with the iPod and iTunes. However, like the iPhone, the key to the iPad's success will be the value added by the enthusiastic community of Apple developers.
iBookstore is to books what iTunes is to music The iPad, which resembles an enlarged iPhone, with a 9.7-inch touch-screen, will be available worldwide from March 2010. Apple has produced a unique device that has multiple use cases, from e-book reading to video watching and gaming.
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