In his latest column for the WSJ, technology pundit Walt Mossberg has taken a look at three different eBook reader applications for the iPad: Apple’s own iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook app.
The verdict is interesting: according to Mossberg, they’re more similar than different.
A few strong points from the review:
Overall, they are more similar than different. Each is free and operates much like the pioneering Kindle device, offering access to an online library of books you already own and an online store to buy more.
In my tests, book prices seemed roughly similar on all three apps, though some books may cost less on one or another. For instance, Jonathan Franzen’s new book “Freedom,” is $12.99 on each; David McCullough’s classic “1776″ costs $13.99 on each; and Laurie King’s “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” is $9.99 on all three.
Overall, each of the three iPad apps makes the device a fine way to read e-books. Multiple apps and stores—including many not covered here—allow choices absent from dedicated reading devices.
Check out the full story here. Video of the review is embedded below. [via 9to5mac]
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