Today, I’m going all “Hugo Ortega” on you with a video blog entry. In today’s post I’m talking about ebooks and comparing the Sony Reader and Samsung Q1 as ebook reading platforms. The Sony Reader is a dedicated ebook device. The Samsung Q1 is an ultra-mobile PC running Window XP.
On the plus side:
- Samsung: flexible, powerful, wireless connectivity, supports more platforms and formats, it’s a computer.
- Sony: lightweight and portable, battery life, screen is easy on the eyes, easy to use.
On the minus side:
- Samsung: weight, short battery life, backlighting is eye fatiguing.
- Sony: monochrome screen, proprietary format, poor selection from Sony store, single-use device.
Additional blogs, photos, and videos from Technorati:
- Sony Connect Store
- Make PDFs for the Sony Reader
- Feedbooks (ebook sharing site for Sony)
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Digital Editions (alternate PDF reading platform)
- Planet PDF
- Microsoft Reader
- Project Gutenberg
- Unversity of Virginia, Etext Center
[This vlogging is harder than it looks! I misspoke once or twice and said “Sony Reader” when I meant “Microsoft Reader.” It also really brings out the “I hate my voice” sentiment. I do have a weird voice, but I don’t think I really have a lisp. The audio makes it sound like I do. Oh well. Time to upgrade the video equipment!]