Apple's iPad vs. e-readers

Apple's iPad tablet may rival e-book readers, but these six e-readers have life in them yet

Kindle 2

The 6-inch E Ink display of the second-generation Kindle will not be the best for reading magazines and newspapers, but it is perfect for many paperback book readers who like its convenient size. It has become the bestseller in the industry, and has caught on for its ability to allow quick wireless downloads of books, including bestsellers often for $10. The latest generation sells for $259, weighs 10.2 ounces and is supposed to allow reading for up to one week on a single charge with the wireless connection turned on, an increase from the 4 days in the previous version. Kindle also allows Web browsing in the U.S., but the navigation is challenging for some users.

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