Does anyone know what the kindle app for the ipod is like. As ds1 already has the ipod I thought this might be a cheaper option?
Yes, the Kindle Application is good.
Have seen it running on multiple platforms... iphone, ipad, android, windows etc.
The issue with smaller devices (like iphone and other smartphones, or even the Kindle 3 in my opinion) is they don't seem suitable for any extended reading OR any technical reading which involves looking at diagrams/pictures OR for relatively rapid readers (need to keep scrolling and can get irritating very soon!).
For iphones/smartphones it might still be OK for short reads i.e browsing news quickly while travelling or catching up with an "e-bookmarked" novel which you had been reading via your kindle app on your tablet/homepc/laptop etc. since the Kindle app allows you to "sync up" multiple devices - bear in mind though that there is a plethora of small print when it comes to where, what and how many times you can download the kindle e-book (which you
purchased!) onto your devices - I won't even try explaining that!