The Guardian launches Kindle Edition in UK; still testing new iPad app with select readers
In the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the newspaper that has been leading the coverage, The Guardian, has launched a Kindle Edition (U.S. link here.). The price is £9.99 per month or £0.99 per issue in the U.K., and $9.99 per month or $.75 per issue in the U.S.
The Guardian also said that it is testing a new tablet edition for the iPad with some readers, though they still did not announced a launch date for their iPad app.
“Our objective has been to produce the most accessible, elegant interpretation of the Guardian newspaper for iPad and we hope we’re close to achieving that aim,” wrote Subhajit Banerjee on the paper’s website.
“Rather than simply replicate the newspaper design for iPad, this project has provided an opportunity for us to redesign the newspaper exclusively in tablet form. The app will deliver a single daily edition of content, specifically curated for iPad. Like Kindle, it will be a subscription product, though we will be releasing it with a free trial period from launch,” Banerjee wrote.