Now that the dust has settled from the Kindle Fire announcement, I’d like to take a closer look at the Fire and its cousins and give our readers a better idea of which one to choose.
What the Kindle Fire is NOT
First things first: ignore the “Kindle vs iPad” articles and debates currently raging. The Kindle Fire is NOT in the same class of device as the iPad and therefore is not a straightforward alternative when tablet shopping.
Without getting too technical, the iPad is the nearest thing to a mobile computer as you can probably get
Do you borrow eBooks from your public library? Chances are that you know about the OverDrive app as it is the platform used by most public libraries to loan out their eBooks and a whole lot more!
In the past OverDrive’s platform has been compatible with dedicated eBook Readers including the Barnes & Noble NOOK, the Sony Reader as well as apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. In short OverDrive now supports every major desktop and mobile operating system as they have recently added an app for Windows Phone 7.
This new app, launched this week,