Amazon Pushes iPad App On Its Homepage

The iPad 2 goes on sale today and Amazon is taking advantage of the fact by promoting the Kindle iPad app on its homepage. Issues between Apple and Amazon over in app purchasing is not stopping the book retailer from taking advantage of the device’s popularity.

Piper Jaffray expects iPad 2 sales to hit 5.5 million in the first quarter, which is only the last 19 days of March.

The iPad 2, which costs the same as the first version $499-699 depending on the size, is lighter and slimmer than the original and comes with two cameras built in.