Diverse eBook Readers: Which One to Pick?

Hundreds of eBook reader brands are out in the market. Due to the stiff competition, it becomes difficult to choose among brands. Since there is only one main function this offers, and that is to read text files in different file formats, choosing becomes harder. Users do not exactly know what they should look for in choosing the best one.

Mainly, there are four companies that offer eBook readers and they compete in the distribution. Amazon has their Kindle series eBook readers; Barnes and Noble have Nook and Nook Color; Sony bets their Sony Reader Touch together with their Reader Pocket Edition; and Apple Computers have their iPad. Among the four, Apple is the hardest to resist for the buyers because of the name established by the company.

However, despite the popularity of Apple iPad, Amazon’s Kindle 3 seems to receive more positive reviews and sales percentage. How could reading enthusiasts not choose this over the other brands? Viewing an eBook in this reader feels and seems like reading a real book already. In this 7.5inx4.8in, users can view their files even in broad daylight without turning it away from the sun to avoid having reflections on its 6-inch screen. Users get to store as many as 3600 eBooks in Kindle 3 as it 4GB of storage. Unlike others, Kindle 3 have WiFi-only and WiFi + 3G versions that don’t cost as much as iPad and the brands of Sony and Barnes and Noble. For just $139 for the WiFi only version and $189 for the WiFi + 3G version, users can enjoy reading their books anywhere they like.

Amazon’s Kindle 3 is probably topping the competition in eBook reader sales, but Nook is catching up fast. However, Kindle 3 also has its disadvantages. Its screen only measures 6 inches. Readers with poor eyesight would prefer bigger screens for bigger fonts yet more content for display. With this, with the one with bigger screens are preferable. In this area has iPad and Kindle DX outrun Kindle 3. If users are going to open a PDF file, Kindle 3 might be a small screen for them to appreciate the file being viewed.

The final decision on the selection of eBook reader is still dependent on the user/buyer. In order for them to pick the right one, knowing their extra needs would help in making the decision. However, with their features almost similar to each other, buying whatever brand is available from them does not really matter anymore.

Source by Imran Nasir

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