For high-profile flops, strange decisions, pointless lawsuits, and general weirdness, it's been a very good year.
The iPad and Kindle are two very different devices, but ultimately the iPad wins through sheer versatility.
If the retailer casts a blind eye to jailbreaks, it could end up selling more Nooks. Or it could engage in the same cat-and-mouse game that Apple does with the iPhone/iPad.
A survey of 2,800 e-reader users doesn't take into account how many of the 76 percent of iPad book readers are using the Kindle iPad application instead of Apple's iBooks app.