E-readers have always been at the top of the wish list for quite sometime now, but never got around to getting one, the thought of carrying another rectangular battery powered device (not to mention yet another sim card) would certainly mean me becoming an owner of a ‘man-purse’ was just a step too far.
The forever companion was a 3GS and a combatant Bold, I have tried so very hard to use the 3GS as an e-reader (kindle app), managed to read 3 books from it, each book proved to be an experience which was just slightly better than death.
At the beginning of this year the 3GS was replaced by the popular Note 2, with a bigger screen I had decided to give it another go. The combination of a matted screen protector, kindle app and purposely choosing a book that I was sure to enjoy (Terry Pratchett, Going Postal), the Note 2 main function is now first and foremost an e-reader, then a phone :)
The larger real estate really helps, of course I still think the reading experience would have been better on a real ‘e-reader’ with e-ink, but I am also sure that Note 2 isn’t lagging far behind.
At the end of the day it is the quality of the books, lol, that really makes the reading experience worthwhile, whether it was graffiti on the loo’s wall or a classic on a dead tree in your hands, haa haa haa.