iPad versus Kindle Fire. The battle of the tablets is on.
Apple’s iPad tore open the market for tablet computing, and changed the way a whole lot of people get digital. Not at a desk, not on a tiny phone screen, but anywhere, anytime. At the beach. In bed. At breakfast.
It may or may not be your cup of tea, but it’s changing worlds everyone cares about: music, books, magazines, work. Now comes the next big tablet. Well, smaller. And a lot cheaper –- and from Amazon. The Kindle Fire promises to challenge whole businesses and industries and lifestyles yet again.
This On Point: iPad, Kindle Fire, and tablet wars.
...And later in the hour, we preview the release of the new iPhone.
Omar Gallaga, writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman.
Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Fast Company, a regular contributor to Slate and The New York Times and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
Ruth Suehle , contributor to the blog GeekMom and Senior Editor of Opensource.com.
Sascha Segan, lead analyst for Mobile devices for PC Magazine.
This program aired on October 3, 2011.