The Kindle app was one of the first off the blocks for the iPad, bringing with it access to the vast (500,000+ item) library of Kindle content. Unlike the iPhone, however, Kindle on the iPad has competition and probably the fiercest it is possible to have on the iPad – direct competition from the mothership itself, Apple.
Apple’s new iBooks application is debuting on the iPad and is one of the key selling points of the device. The sleek interface is front and center in the iPad marketing campaigns and rightly so – it’s downright gorgeous and just another in a long line of interfaces that set the bar.
eBook reading is also one of the most intuitive uses of the iPad, and Apple keenly knowing this has polished iBooks to a mirror finish. Quality oozes from every finely detailed user interface element and makes it a joy to use.
So how does the Kindle hold up in Apple’s newly annexed promised land? Does it still cut the mustard in 10″ of colour?