Would you read an e-book on a phone?
When it comes to reading, I'd stake my eyesight on e-ink and a bigger display over a LCD screen on a handset. What about you?
Would you read an e-book on a phone/iPod Touch?
One's an e-book reader with an experimental WebKit browser built in. The other's a smartphone popular with kids, grannies, and just about everybody in between. Both mobile devices serve distinctly different purposes, but there's at least one overlapping feature: electronic books.
So far, I'm convinced I've made the right decision to go with the Kindle for reading. The 6-inch e-ink screen looks eerily like real paper and is easier on the eyes than a traditional LCD. The size is also just right to hold with one hand, although the leather case I bought added considerable heft. The display isn't a touch screen, though a couple of colleagues automatically starting swiping on it.
Of course, I have more to say about the e-reader, which I'll save for another day. But with the Kindle, I've joined the growing league of multi-device-toting consumers, a necessary sacrifice since I find it tiring to read on a small display like the iPhone's.
Obviously, I haven't tried all the e-readers in the market to. However, I'd stake my eyesight on e-ink and a bigger display over a LCD screen on a handset. What about you?
(Source: Crave Asia)