Monday, October 06, 2008

IPhone Steals Lead Over Kindle (Forbes)

by Andy Greenberg and James Erik Abels

It's official: The iPhone is more popular than's Kindle. And not just in the obvious categories like listening to music, browsing the Web or the other applications where Kindle barely competes. Now, the iPhone is also muscling into Amazon's home turf: reading books.

Stanza, a book reading application offered in Apple's (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) iPhone App Store since July, has been downloaded more than 395,000 times and continues to be installed at an average rate of about 5,000 copies a day, according to Portland, Ore.-based Lexcycle, the three-person start-up that created the reading software.


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Parantar said...

ohh.. is it true???

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"Dorn ohne Röschen" said...

It'd be interesting to know more about the reading habits of people who read on their iPhone. Average duration of session reading a single text, etc. More people *have* iPhones than Kindles anyway, because more people talk on the phone and use any of the available iPhone apps than have & use Kindles. And some, like me, have *both* a Kindle *and* an iPod touch (iPhone for people who hate phones). I read on both devices -- the *same book*, generally because I sync to where I left off. But I never read on the touch for more than an hour, because the light is as painful to my eyes as much as holding a transparency up to my desk-lamp would be.