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Old 08-01-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Lightbulb E-Reader and the Interwebs?

Is there an e-reader than also goes online?

The reason I am asking is that I am a big blog reader and I use google reader. I am very confused on this subject because they all say yes! go online buy our books but it doesn't say if you are actually online and have choice of websites.

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Old 08-01-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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Kindle.
Nook if softrooted.
Pocketbook 302.
Might be others. (Not sure about BeBook Neo or Boox.)
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Yes, the Neo/Onyx has a web browser. But you soon discover that browsing on an eInk screen isn't a very rewarding experience.
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Unlike the iPad, they're not primarily designed for web-browsing. At the very least you'd want to find a Youtube video showing someone using the device. (Best case is obviously to play with one yourself).

I suspect it could be workable if you're only interested in the blog entries, and you don't (often) have to click through to read the full entry.

If it's a link-heavy blog, or you often find yourself wanting to Google a phrase, I think you'll find it too much work to navigate. Unless you find a device that has a touchscreen as well as internet access. Most websites are not well designed for devices with limited keyboard navigation only, and the relatively slow screen refresh isn't going to help.

And I wouldn't be surprised if you found Google Reader completely unusable. So you'd have to use bookmarks and check each blog manually. Unless the blog is available in e.g. the Kindle store - apparently the Kindle will let you subscribe to _some_ blogs, and possibly for a fee.
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