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Old 02-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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Device: K3, Sony Vaio P, HTC Touch Pro 2, Galaxy Note
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Originally Posted by CazMar View Post
I can see a midsize tablet w/- phone capability being a very useful tool for many people.
I have had my Note for about two weeks. The screen size of 5.3" seems optimal between "still viable as a phone" and "comfortable enough as an ebook reader". Actually, it is the screen size combined with the resolution and speedy zoom, otherwise it wouldn't be so great.

I can see two main areas where Note could be the right device: PDF and magazine reading. It is comfortable enough to be carried anywhere, as one does with a mobile phone and the screen is big enough for an average magazine or PDF to be displayed full-size. I am able to read most PDFs on the Note without even zooming in (yes, I have a good eyesight!) and if I need to zoom, I can either "pinch" or double-tap the screen and the zoom is instantaneous. I have also tried one Zinio magazine and it is quite readable on Note.

Obviously, a 7" or 10" tablet would be much more comfortable for the eyes, but not so for the hands. To carry anything bigger than 5" one needs a bag or rucksack, while the Note still fits in the pocket.

Not long ago I had a Jetbook, which was slightly bigger than the Note, but PDF reading was a nightmare - screen resolution was too small, so I needed to zoom in all the time and every zoom-in or -out took so much time I just gave up.
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