Well, look what Apple and Amazon dreamed up!
A Kindle app on the iPhone. Geez louise, I thought it would take ’em 5 years to figure this out. Looks like I’m gonna have to put my money where my mouth is . . .
I wonder how the Kindle app works with the other iPhone features. Can you copy/import text? Can you cite sources in other apps?
Its funny, I was just talking to my cousin–who, ironically, works for Microsoft as an engineer–and he was showing off his friend’s iPhone and explaining all the apps to me.
In the course of our conversation, I was oohing and aahing, but, in the end, I told him, “this really doesn’t work for me. I don’t like the keyboard.”
He said, “yeah, you are a writer. Most people are just readers. But you develop content so this doesn’t really meet your needs.”
So my next caveat would be an iPhone with a Kindle app and a better, more tactile keyboard for us writers.
This time, I will give Apple less lead time. How about a year, guys?
  • That is cool. I haven’t seen stats on this but most people I think are “readers” and so I’m skeptical that Apple is going to cater to the “writer” segment anytime soon.

  • Interestingly, Alan Cohen wrote an article on law.com “Will Firms Pick iPhones Over BlackBerrys?”, which points on the same failures with i-phone.

    Cohen quotes David Gregson, Kilpatrick Stockton’s CIO: “A BlackBerry is really an e-mail device with a phone added on, where the iPhone is a phone with e-mail added to it. You can’t search through e-mail or cut and paste, like you can on a BlackBerry. You can only sync with your inbox, not with subfolders. You can’t set priority when sending messages. Attorneys are going to be disappointed if they are real power users.”

    These were the exact same problems that I had with the i-phone.

    So the attorneys ARE the e-mail writers in this world . . .

    I throw down the gauntlet again: Apple, can you heare me?

  • By the way, here’s the link to Cohen’s article: