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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

eReaders - the size of paperbacks

I just can't figure out why no one has made a decent 7" x 4.5" PDA/EReader. That is the size of most pocket books, you know, paperbacks. A paperback will fit in your coat pocket. Is easy to hold. Has a cover to hide/shield what you're reading (think privacy). It is the right size to read from without squinting and contains enough room for panel pictures.

An iPhone, HTC, Android, etc are all too small to be treated as hosting a quality reading experience. All tablets, including the iPad, are too big to stick into a pocket, or to easily hold, edge to edge, with one hand. Yeah you can grip/pinch them by sticking your thumb all over the screen/rim.

So, what's the deal? The pocketbook paperback has been the "right" size for 70 years. I just can't believe that it's so difficult to comprehend this concept.

And the the Sony's are not a solution. No color, crappy screens and they're not a useful digital extension (browser, music, video, etc.)

Leximize your word!