eMedia. Everyone wants it. And Amazon's Kindle is the latest media darling. For all that, we think that the iPhone and iPod touch may be getting overlooked. These devices offer a full-color screen with 480-pixel wide displays in landscape mode, PDF compatibility without fees, and full access to the Internet. Sure, you have to jailbreak your system or stick with Safari, but feature-to-feature we think Apple's hardware stands up pretty well. What do you think?
|Cost||$399||$399 + $50/month||$299|
|Connectivity||EV-DO (free)||WiFi & ATT/EDGE (monthly charge)||WiFi (free)|
|Onboard Memory||256 MB||8 GB||8 GB|
|Memory Expandability||SD slot||No||No|
|Measurement||6" diagonal||3.5" diagonal||3.5" diagonal|
|Screen Depth||2-bit Grayscale||Full color||Full color|
|Book Software||Included||PDF reader and Books (requires jailbreak)||PDF reader and Books (requires jailbreak)|
|PDF compatibility||Yes. (You pay to email directly to the Kindle.)||With free software||With free software|
|3rd Party Apps||None at this time||Unofficial only until February||Unofficial only until February|
|Weight||10.3 ounces||4.8 ounces||4.2 ounces|
|Newspapers and Magazines||By special subscription, full content or via websites (with the Kindle's experimental browser)
||Via websites||Via websites|
|Font resizing||Yes (6 levels)||Yes (arbitrary)||Yes (arbitrary)|
eMedia. Everyone wants it. And Amazon's Kindle is the latest media darling. For all that, we think that the iPhone and iPod touch may be...