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Old 01-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Hi from Melbourne.

Hi I'm Sarah, mum of three beatiful kids (7, 5, and 3) in Melbourne, Australia.

I found this wonderful site while searching for an app to allow me to read fanfiction on an iPhone. I'm trying to decide whether I want an iPhone or not (I really dislike iTunes and was holding out for a Windows alternative) and now that I know there are e-reader apps, I am leaning more toward the Yes part of my decision.

If anyone uses an iPhone for this purpose, I'd love a screenshot or photo of what I can expect. My husband loaded Stanza on his iPhone for me this morning to see what a normal reader app looked like and it was wonderful! Much better than the incredibly tiny font I was trying to read in Safari on his iPhone the other day.

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Are you sure you don't want a dedicated ebook reader?
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Are you sure you don't want a dedicated ebook reader?
No, I'm not sure! I have a feeling the screen size of the iPhone is going to be a smaller than I want. Of all the ebook readers I've researched the one I'd want is the PocketBook 360, which is not available here (Australia).
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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Hi IndecisiveMe and welcome to MobileRead. I read on my iPhone often but much prefer eInk devices. I've had a Sony 505 for two years and really like it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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Hello. I have an iPhone but I do not read that much on it.

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Good to have your company, Indecisive. There's been a huge and welcome influx of new members from Oz recently. Which is fair dinkum. Neil
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:15 PM   #12
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I occasionally read on the iPhone, but as other's have said, nothing beats eInk. In fact, maybe the much rumored tablet/slate from Apple may be the best of both worlds? Who knows...???
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If you havent yet, check out this forum on the site:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=170

all about iphones.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:39 AM   #15
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I never did update, did I? I gave in an got an iPhone, I figured it's a phone, games, apps, everything but the kitchen sink type of thing. I'll be capable of reading with it when I'm away from my laptop, which is where I'm reading most these days. I'm a stay home mum for the next couple of years, so at the moment I'm pretty much just reading at home.

When I go back to work, I might be forced to get an e-reader and hopefully by that stage Australia will have a bigger range, and dare I read a colour screen.

Thanks for all your wonderful suggestions, this site really opened my eyes! I'll be sticking around
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