Nothing for Bookworms
It's just a Tablet with poor PDF support.
Nothing to see here for Bookworms or readers of Datasheets and old PDF encapsulated scanned books.
Mines the one with huge pockets for the Kindle DX.
If you’re in the tablets game, then delivering hi-res models in various form factors seems to have been this year’s preoccupation. Among the myriad hordes pushing out Android fondleslabs are those in the ebook sector – and Canadian e-ink vendor Kobo has done just that, with a screen that's even sharper than the new iPad Air. …
Yes but there are many and varicose apps out there which can convert PDF to epub, many of them with a pretty good record of maintaining text formats.
I have a library of SF books in PDF format (which my reader will render, but without all the extra features like text sizes, fit to page, etc) which I convert, 5 at a time through an online converter and the results have been about 95% perfect (the occasional book gets clogged up with extra linefeeds, metadata on every third line, page numbers halfway down the page and, in one memorable case, a page for each word), but I've always been able to use alternative tools to convert these.
And don't forget, it's an Android tablet pretty much at an eBook price. Where do I sign?
The colour filters needed for colour eInk reduce the reflective brightness to about 1/5th. Colour filtering works with LCD (which is also inherently mono) because the backlight can be x10 to x50 brighter than light reflected off paper.
The Qualcom mirasol might be a lot brighter. But so far seems to be vapour. It works on a similar principle to butterfly wings. But it won't be as bright as mono eInk.
Amen to that. I have an eBook reader (a Kobo Touch as it happens) and an Android 10" tablet. Love them both, but the tablet is too heavy for prolonged reading, especially if you are standing up in public transport.
A colour eBook reader, roughly the same size and weight of the Kobo Aura HD (say) would allow me to read books, magazines and graphic novels without having to worry about excessive muscle strain, glare when reading outside or having to recharge the device every day (I read a lot). Especially since I don't give a damn about listening to music (I have a smartphone, a tablet and an MP3 player for that) or watching video (smartphone and tablet). But I do want a decent all-round *BOOK READER*.
Wishful thinking, I know.
Backlit LCD screens are still horrible for reading, even given the nice screens on my Nexus 7 and Retina iPad. I think I'll keep my nice e-ink based Kindle paperwhite for now, thanks (and strip the DRM off the books.. you know.. just in case).
I also find that the cognitive gap of screen vs paper is similar with screen vs e-ink, giving an effect similar to:
So no, I think I will use a proper e-reader for my horribly crowded train commutes (where real doorstop books are a pain), and a proper Android tablet for my tabletty stuff. I don't want a half-arsed tablet, either, as it goes.
But it does have the full Google Play store, so I'd have the choice of Adobe Reader for Android, PDF Reader, Foxit Mobile, or the open source Android PDF Viewer. Most of these have free versions and doubtless there are others. Or you could go for a suite that also does PDF, such as Polaris, OfficeSuite or DocumentsToGo. If you can't find a PDF app for an Android box with Google Play, you're not really trying.
Because no one would would want to set up collections of (possibly) PDF documents on separate memory cards, right?
Kind of like IDK a library of books for a special purpose.
What is it with companies that go so far and then just turn to s**t?
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