Originally Posted by jswinden
Hmmm...? sirmaru's sidebar lists "Kindle" and no Sony.
I wonder if this is a legitimate post or just Sony bashing? Anyone else seen this error? I'm seriously considering getting a 900 for PDF reading and would like an honest opinion. I mostly would read PDFs that are 8.5 x 11 inches in format and single column. My 300 is a bit too small for this, and converting really doesn't create good documents. I'm also considering the Kindle DX and possibly the iPad though I doubt the iPad will last the advertized 10 hours on a battery charge. (My iPod touches--1st and 2nd gen--both drain the batteries uber fast even with WiFi and BT turned off and the screen backlight on a low setting.) I also have serious reservations about the iPad and eBooks as Apple has a long history of limiting their hardware to run only what they want you to run.
I can't recommend the 900 for the primary purpose of reading PDFs. The zoom feature is wonderful and gets the job done, but it resets when you go to the next page. You would have to set the zoom to the optimal level again for each page turn. Changing font sizes is not an ideal option, that's what the zoom is for. Almost forgot, there is a margin crop feature that's great for PDFs (gets rid of all that white space in the margins).
The iPad would be great for reading my trade publications in PDFs and magazines because I'm in the market for a netbook alternative. The lack of handwritten annotation ability gives me reason to not pull the trigger.