Apple’s iPad will become the battleground for e-books, says an article in PCWorld.
Barnes & Noble has announced an e-book app for the iPad, the new tablet device that Apple started taking pre-orders for today, Friday, March 12. Amazon may also provide an e-books app for the iPad, the article says. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble already have their own e-book hardware devices, the Kindle and Nook, respectively. Sony also has an e-reader, and Samsung has announced one. Dell and others are also expected to come out with tabloid devices.
Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble have e-reader apps for Apple’s iPhone.
Says the article, "The prospects of multiple e-book stores on the iPad are interesting. Not only it would break Apple’s closed eco-system model of purchasing content from the iTunes/iBook store, but could also lead to fierce pricing competition."
Says the article.