Stanza, everyone’s favourite iPhone ebook reader application has been purchased by that ebook giant that goes by the name of Amazon. Early indications point to the possibility that the developers will be joining their application at Amazon, and they’ll continue to develop the program on Amazons behalf. No financials have been released, but we can only imagine the coin that was tossed their way.
When this news is coupled with the news that Apple and Verizon are apparently in talks to set up two new wireless devices, we might see a real competitor to the kindle. If that tablet/netbook type device that’s been coming up frequent on rumor sites has 3G built in, Amazon mas made a pretty smart choice in acquiring Stanza.