Apple is rumoured to be creating a device that is noted as a "MediaPad". It would be similar to the now famous pc versions of netbooks. Netbooks look like laptops but are much smaller and are meant to be used for basic email/web browsing. These units are also usually cheaper and less than $400. Apple's version has been rumoured to be something similar to an ipod touch but obviously larger. It quite obviously can also replace the "Kindle" that Amazon created. Kindle is a single application unit that reads e-books and basically replaces actual books you read and buy from any bookstore. Apple's MediaPad will probably replace the Kindle because it will be able to run more things and be more functional. Apple's MediaPad is rumoured to be able to use multiple apps. It will also be in colour view as opposed to Kindle monochromatic screens. So if you are looking to purchase the Kindle which is only available in the states at this time, you might want to postpone this purchase and wait for the rumoured Apple "MediaPad".