Summary:

Apple iPad Amazon Kindle 3 Amazon Kindle DX Barnes & Noble Nook Barnes & Noble Nook Color Link iPad Kindle 3 Kindle DX Nook Nook Color Available Now Now Now Now Expected ship date: Nov. 19 Price WiFi: $499-6993G/WiFi: $629-829 WiFi: $1393G/WiFi: $189 $379 WiFi: $1493G/WiFi: […]

Apple iPad

Amazon Kindle 3

Amazon Kindle DX

Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble Nook Color

Link

iPad

Kindle 3

Kindle DX

Nook

Nook Color

Available

Now

Now

Now

Now

Expected ship date: Nov. 19

Price

WiFi: $499-699
3G/WiFi: $629-829

WiFi: $139
3G/WiFi: $189

$379

WiFi: $149
3G/WiFi: $199

$249

Size

9.6″ x 7.5″ x 0.5″

7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″

10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″

7.7″ x 4.9″ x 0.5″

8.1″ x 5.0″ x 0.48″

Weight

1.5 lbs.

8.7 oz.

18.9 oz.

WiFi: 11.6 oz.
3G/WiFi: 12.1 oz.

15.8 oz.

Screen Size

9.7 inches

6 inches (diagonal)

9.7 inches (diagonal)

6 inches

7 inches

Display

Backlit IPS Color

Grayscale

Grayscale

E ink Vizplex electronic paper display

VividView Color Touchscreen

Touchscreen/Rotate

Yes/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

Touch Navigation/No

Yes/Yes

Battery Life

Up to 10 hours WiFi; up to 9 hours 3G

WiFi off: 1 month
WiFi on: 10 days

WiFi off: 2-3 weeks
WiFi on: 7 days

WiFi off: 10 days

WiFi off: 8 hours

Storage/Expandable

16GB; 32GB; 64GB/No

4G/No

4G/No

2GB/Up to 16GB (microSD)

8GB/Up to 32GB (microSD)

Input

Touchscreen/Soft keyboard (wireless keyboard available)

Keyboard

Keyboard

Virtual keyboard

Touchscreen

3G/Wireless

3G through AT&T & Verizon/WiFi 3G plans: up to 250MB, $15; unlimited $30. No contract./WiFi only options

3G through AT&T/WiFi-only option

3G through AT&T

3G through AT&T/WiFi-only option

WiFi

International

Yes/3G roaming plans available

100 countries/territories

100 countries/territories

No

No

Native Formats

EPUB; Audible; Kindle, (through app); iTunes

Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

EPUB, PDB, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3

EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4

Platform

iOS. Open to approved third-party developers

Kindle. Open to approved third-party developers

Kindle. Open to approved third-party developers

Android

Android 2.1. Open to third-party developers

Browser

Safari

Basic

Basic

Basic

No

Available Content

Number of iBookstore titles N/A; Kindle Store; Barnes & Noble; Borders (Kobo); iPad, iPhone apps

725,000-plus books; 1.8 million-plus free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books; newspapers; magazines; blogs

725,000-plus books; 1.8 million-plus free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books; newspapers; magazines; blogs

2 million-plus books; newspapers; magazines

2 million-plus books; newspapers; magazines. Emphasis on kids books. Pandora.

Bookstore

iBookstore

The Kindle Store

The Kindle Store

Barnes and Noble eBookstore, Google Books

Barnes and Noble eBookstore, Google Books

Book Sharing

Through some apps but not iBooks

Between devices, Kindle apps on same acct.; 14-day cross-account lending at publisher’s discretion planned in late 2010

Between devices, Kindle apps on same acct.; 14-day cross-account lending at publisher’s discretion planned in late 2010

14 days on many titles at publisher’s discretion

14 days on many titles at publisher’s discretion

Microphone/Speakers

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

Archive

Apple

Kindle

Kindle

Nook

Nook

This chart was first published XXX
Edited by Staci D. Kramer
Produced by Amanda Natividad
Based on manufacturer information, additional reporting.

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