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View Poll Results: Which do you preferr to read on a Tablet or Ereader
Tablet 35 17.95%
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Other (such as Desktop or a Laptop) 3 1.54%
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:16 AM   #31
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Well, I gave that one away in 2002, when I got my Palm Treo...
Too bad that model didn't exist in 2002, as it's from 2008... I wanted this one because it can take a few bumps and most importantly, it's water proof (after having drowned 3 phones in quick succession...)

Besides that, I prefer a 7" screen over a 5" or even smaller... (unless that 5" is a 4:3 format)
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Too bad that model didn't exist in 2002, as it's from 2008... I wanted this one because it can take a few bumps and most importantly, it's water proof (after having drowned 3 phones in quick succession...)

Besides that, I prefer a 7" screen over a 5" or even smaller... (unless that 5" is a 4:3 format)
What I meant is my last dumb phone, and they all look quite similar. To each his own, my smart phones have paid for themselves very quickly each time. All depends on your personal situation.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:11 AM   #33
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What I meant is my last dumb phone, and they all look quite similar. To each his own, my smart phones have paid for themselves very quickly each time. All depends on your personal situation.
I checked out the Note 2 of my mother, for reading. That one has a 5.5" screen. That one I thought had a screen that was on the bottom side of being usable for regular reading. No matter how smart a phone is, I still think it's too small to read from. A phablet comes close, but barely... I found my ideal size in the 7" tablet.
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I haven't picked up an e-ink reader months - my table is my ereader - but sometimes I think it might be nice to own one of the newer front-lit devices. Is that just nostalgia?
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I just love being able to do everything on one device, and be able to do it faster.
I still use my ereader but just love the tablet, maybe because its new. Haha.
Tried to sync both devices using the kobo app but it didnt seem to work, maybe its just me.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #36
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I prefer to read on my bed or a chair with my eink reader in front of me.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #37
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I read our local newspaper on my iPad, and an occasional magazine or graphic novel on it as well, but for books I love my Kindle Paperwhite. The iPad's note-taking capabilities for books is the pits, and highlights aren't automatically stored in one place as they are on the Kindle. The iPad is a very poor device for doing research for book reviews, not to mention the glare when trying to read outside during the day, even in the shade.

Ereaders were made for ebooks. For all other portable needs, there are tablets.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #38
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E-reader for my old eyeballs! Tablets give me a killer headache after just a few minutes. I can read on an e-reader for hours.
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I used a series of old HP pocket pc for over ten years to read prc and mobi format books on. As I like to read in the dark I love my tablet. The price on my cheap "bathtub reader" ebay no name tablet was low enough that if it drops in the water I won't cry too long.

The other features on my samsung tablet don't distract me any more than reading in the same room as my computer which is on 24 7 or having the phone (either cell or landline) ring.

If you are distracted by apps and games then you are not really into your book. Another advantage of a tablet is something I came across on about eight books. They read well in Moon+ Reader Pro (which has a very adaptable brightness level) but isn't my usual first pick when in fbReader all the paragraphs had ran into each other.

If tied to an ereader you are tied to the formats that reader supports and if a new format comes out you will either need a new reader or you will have to skip books of that format. With a tablet you just need to install a new app and 9 times out of 10 it will be available for free.

When amazon closed all the program download links on mobipocket.com and one by one the six hp devices needed a reinstall of the reader with none available because of my stupidity, I swore I would not be tied to one vendor.
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If tied to an ereader you are tied to the formats that reader supports and if a new format comes out you will either need a new reader or you will have to skip books of that format. With a tablet you just need to install a new app and 9 times out of 10 it will be available for free.
You do have a good point there. I pre-ordered a book on Amazon and I started reading as soon as it came out. When I wanted to read that book during the day, I couldn't use my sony... And using my husband's kindle wasn't an option either as my husband was using that.
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Even though I read on a tablet I still use a certain apprentice and Calibre to convert my books to epub.
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Me too, but I wanted to read the book the moment I saw it was out (why else pre-order it?)
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(why else pre-order it?)
Because it's something random that caught your eye and you were afraid you'd forget about it otherwise?

Because you enjoy the pleasant surprise of books (that you'd put out of your mind months ago) appearing on your device as if by magic?
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Because it's something random that caught your eye and you were afraid you'd forget about it otherwise?

Because you enjoy the pleasant surprise of books (that you'd put out of your mind months ago) appearing on your device as if by magic?
It was my ever pre-ordered book ever... I never pre-order books. So, if I do, I only do it so I will have it at the first opportunity So, taking out the time it would take to start my laptop, find the virtual machine which has the cleaner and conversion software on it, clean and convert it, import it in my main Calibre database, and put it on my tablet + sony, would take way too much time. Especially as it was already late...

At least with my tablet, I don't have to worry about formats. And while I don't really like the Kindle reader at all, it is usable...
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At least with my tablet, I don't have to worry about formats. And while I don't really like the Kindle reader at all, it is usable...
Oh, you're preaching to the choir! Knowing I can read any format from any retailer almost immediately is certainly a plus for tablet reading. I was just responding to the pre-order question ... in a vacuum, so to speak.

I like the "things appearing as if by magic" effect. I still giggle every time the cover of one of my various short-story magazine subscriptions shows up in my Fire HD's Carousel. Magic!
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