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pda vs ereader

by ericsename / April 11, 2009 4:06 AM PDT

do pda's make good ereaders i was thinking of buying a kindle but thats alot of money for a one trick pony

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I would say no...
by John.Wilkinson / April 11, 2009 5:53 AM PDT
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Unless you find a 3.5" (or smaller) display to be generous, and like to scroll every few words, a PDA only functions as an 'emergency' ereader.


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PDA vs e reader
by Darspage / June 7, 2010 5:35 AM PDT
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I love my PDA because it has calendar. It also has WiFi and color and it haven't noticed a small screen. The ereaders only have one function, and I like several functions along with music and ability to make appointments on the same device, with no phone or contracts on it. I've had one for years and am still waiting for e reader with calendar for appointments on it along with everything else.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2009 6:42 AM PDT
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If you have not seen the Kindle you would not know what you are missing. Find one. The display is unbelievable.

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blackberry bold works pretty well
by annashoop11 / May 18, 2009 4:50 AM PDT
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I read ebooks on my Blackberry Bold and I really like it. I thought it would be a problem because the screen is obviously a lot smaller than the Kindle, but it's fine because you don't actually scroll, but rather just turn the page. I've borrowed my buddy's kindle to compare, and find that it's much preferable to not have to carry the Kindle around with me when I can just have it all on my cell phone.

I use the eReader program which reads books in a .pdb format. It's super easy to purchase and download books from the eReader site. Every once in a while there is a downloading error which is corrected once I retry.

The only real problems I've had with it is trying to read .pdb ebooks that were NOT purchased through eReader or Fictionwise, because of an issue with unlock codes.

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Very Casual Only
by WildClay / June 8, 2010 7:16 AM PDT
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PDA's and Phones IMHO are horrible readers, if you have a blackberry just look at the different in reading what appears to be a long email off your BB and then from say Outlook, wow, that was only 2 small paragraphs, looked like a tome on the BB.

Take a real look at the Kindle, it may be a one trick pony, but that pony really does a nice job, very easy to read even a large book, something I wouold not even dream of on my PDA or phone.

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