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Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 16:12:12 AEST 2011

I have a little Hauwei smartphone which works just fine as a phone,
and is ok for email and emergency web browsing (looking up the address
I left at home and so forth) but it's not pleasant to read ebooks on -
the screen's just too small. I also have an iPad, and that's better,
although I find the iPad's constant power saving drive doesn't make
for relaxing reading - if you stop scrolling for a few seconds it goes
into standby. I know you can probably tweak the settings to make this
a bit less obtrusive, but it does illustrate how a lot of devices
which are capable of displaying ebooks may not be ideal for the
reading experience.

On 24 September 2011 17:08, David Boxall <david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au> wrote:
> On 24/09/2011 9:42 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> ...
>> I am not convinced a dedicated eBook reader is a good idea, if everyone
>> has a smart phone and a tablet or laptop anyway.
>> ...
> Not everyone has a smart phone. Everybody who's tried one in my area has
> found data rates slow to zero. None of the smart phones has actually
> worked as a phone. Not well enough to justify the purchase, at least.
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