Amazon Takes on iPad in New Commercial

Amazon has taken Apple head on in their latest commercial for their Kindle e-reader:

The ad, shown here, features a guy sitting poolside in a t-shirt and shorts struggling to read an e-book on a black LCD-screen device that looks an awful lot like an iPad.

Next to him, a gal in a bikini is enjoying reading on her Kindle, featuring an E Ink screen that looks so clear in the sun that she can even read with sunglasses on. She tells iPad guy shes able to read in the sun because shes got a Kindle, which cost less than her sunglasses.

The ad points out that the iPad's screen is less readable in direct sunlight as compared to the Kindles e-ink screen. While the iPad is a more fully functional device than the Kindle, it overlaps the Kindle's e-reader usage with Apple's iBooks application.