Excerpt from a Dan Lyons overview of the Amazon news; also see his Kindle Fire, and the tricky business of chasing scoops reality check
Amazon in the past has downplayed its rivalry with Apple, saying that Kindle and iPad were meant for different kinds of users.
But now the battle has shifted into open warfare, with Bezos even mocking Apple for forcing users to sync their iPads by connecting the device to a computer with a cable, calling that “a broken model.”
In other words, make no mistake: this is war. And the stakes could not be higher. Amazon and Apple are fighting to see who will control the world of digital media.