No color Amazon Kindle in the near future

Despite the Apple iPad’s overwhelming sales figures in the first few months of its life, Amazon isn’t quaking in its boots and will not introduce a color Kindle to the market in the immediate future to counter the iPad’s threat to its ebook business. While Amazon has not totally ruled out a color Kindle sometime down the road, it isn’t happening anytime soon. According to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, adding color to the Kindle’s “electronic ink” display is a difficult technical challenge, as whatever Amazon has in the labs are not yet ready for prime-time production. What do you use your iPad primarily for – as an ebook reader? Do you think both devices overlap one another in this department?

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