Nook Outsells the Kindle, iPad Outsells Them Both

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While Amazon and Barnes and Noble are slashing e-reader prices, Digitimes Research reports that 1.43 million e-readers were shipped from manufacturers to vendors in the first quarter of 2010, with 740,000 being shipped in April and May. Of the April-May shipments, 37% were Barnes and Noble’s nook and only 16% were Amazon Kindles.

Digitimes says that Amazon is trying to reduce its Kindle inventory in preparation for a new Kindle that will have better picture quality. The Kindle is currently retailing for $189, after Amazon slashed its price by $70. The new Kindle is expected in July or August.

Barnes and Noble’s newest e-reader, the Wi-Fi only nook, retails for $149. The original 3G version is $199.

Meanwhile, Apple announced on June 22 that they have sold 3 million iPads in the 80 days since it was introduced. Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, says, “People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives. We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

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