Amazon Kindle Fire vs Nook Color vs iPad 2 – Compare Specs

In the market of tablet PCs and powerful smartphones, ebook readers were not expected to do well due to lack of functionality when they are compared with tablet PCs or smartphones. But for the people who are explicitly looking for devices for read ebooks, there is nothing better than ebook readers.

Amazon Kindle Fire is a perfect and powerful answer to all the people who have tried to write off these ebook readers from the market. After the release of Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire seems to be the only ebook reader which is capable of catering your MORE THAN ebook reading needs.

Both, Kindle Fire and Nook color support Android apps which let you make the best of these gadgets. Kindle series the most popular ebook reader series on the planet. And there are number of robust reasons why people love using it. And with Kindle Fire, Amazon has tried to offer what was missing in its previous models, which we label as the Android factor.

We have compared the Amazon Kindle Fire, Nook Color and iPad 2 (lets rather call it Amazon Kindle Fire vs Nook Color vs iPad 2)  so that you can easily get to understand the basic differences between these ebook readers and tablet PC, which would eventually help you make a wise decision while buying one.

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Nook Color vs iPad 2 – Compare Specs

Specification Apple iPad 2
Amazon Kindle Fire
Nook Color
Operating System iOS 4.3 Android Android 2.2
Processor 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 chip Dual Core TI OMAP 4 800MHz Cortex A8 Single Core
Screen Size 9.7 inches 7 inches 7 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 600 1024 x 600
Connectivity Optional 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR No 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR No 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Apps iOS App Store Amazon App Store, Android apps Nook Color Apps
Internal Storage 16 / 32 / 64 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Expansion None None microSD
Camera 0.3 MP front facing and 720p HD rear facing NA NA
Weight 601 grams 414 grams 548 grams
Battery 10 hours 8 hours 8 hours
Price $499 – $829 $199 $249

If you are looking for a device which could server you more than an ebook reader, then iPad 2 might be right one for you if you are ready to shelve some cash on it. But just like any other Apple product, iPad 2 wont let you regret.

And on the other side, if you are looking for something for reading ebooks nothing else, then Kindle Fire looks like the better option. The fact that it supports more applications, cheaper cost and success of its previous models surely makes it a better option.

I am sure that this post on Amazon Kindle Fire vs Nook Color vs iPad 2 would help you in making a wise decision while you make up your mind to buy an ebook reader.

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October 6, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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