the Kindle Fire has a backlit ips screen, not eink like a regular Kindle so I doubt t will be as easy to read as an eink Kindle in daylight. With that said, there are other factors that could make the Kindle Fire more readable in sunlight than an ipad2 such as screen glossiness and contrast of the screen but we won't really know about that until after it is out and is tested. I certainly would not expect the Kindle Fire to be anywhere near as readable as eink however. That's the price of color with current technology. On the flipside, movies and color magazines will look much better on the Kindle Fire as long as you're not in bright sunlight.