Originally Posted by teckstud
Not for reading on a subway, Mel.
I mean a small laptop, netbook, or my iPhone.
My contention is that just because we're used to a large book, doesn't mean that that must be theway going forward.
When pocket books frist came out, people didn't believe they would sell, because despite their much cheaper price, it was thought that the much smaller size wouldn't be functional.
They were wrong.
I don't see the need for a separate, large bookreader, when we have other devices that can do the job just as well, or even better.
I use the iPhone when in the subway, standing, holding a pole.
The thing that's great about this device, my Samsung i330, and Palm Treo 700p after that, is that I only need one hand to hold it, and turn the pages.
I don't think these devices are going to be popular with people during their commute, during a very crowded rush hour, do you?
And then what de we do about the lack of computing ability? I can't imagine many people willing to carry one of these, but not a small computer.
While these are somewhat slighter than most portables, the portables are catching up.
As both the Atom and ARM get more powerful, and use less current, where will these bookreaders fit in?
I can't find a place for them.