An e-reader has been traditionally defined as a hand-held portable device designed specifically for storing and reading e-books. While there are some entry-level e-reader models that remain as a standalone product, e-reading devices today are generally based on popular tablets that contain e-reading apps. Examples include the Amazon Kindle Fire using its built-in e-reader software, Apple iPad using iBooks and Android tablets using Google Play Books. The Kindle app is also available on the iPad and Android tablets, widening the choice for e-books across a variety of platforms.
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