Magazine publishers were already beginning to imagine how tablet devices might reboot their fortunes long before the April 3 retail date for…

New York Times

New York Times

The iPad’s flagship content backer seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when the newspaper-sized device promised to once again “capture the essence of reading a newspaper”.

Its tablet app’s pages look remarkably like its print forebear, with resizable text, videos, slideshows and article bookmarks.

The clear opportunity is to charge for the app in the same way the Times does on paper and, soon, on the web – but publishers aren’t yet sure about that strategy.

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