nelz wrote:Kindle isn't locked into a single format, it's just the books that Amazon sell that are DRMed. At least their DRM works, the Sony reader had problems with its own DRM even when using their Windows software.
Well, I finally stopped procrastinating, and I'm now the proud owner of a wi-fi Kindle (couldn't justify the extra for the 3G). I'm really
impressed - I've got it loaded with a lot of science fiction from Baen books, all of which works well. I've also got a couple of books from other sources which are also good.
Eventually, I'll probably buy some books from the Kindle store as well.....
Only complaint so far is PDF handling - the ones I've tried so far are rendered very small. Even though I can zoom bits, its not too good for that sort of thing.
I'll be trying to build calibre in the next few days, see if I can get a clean conversion for some PDFs that I need on the machine.
A tablet suffers the same problem that a laptop has, a screen that gets uncomfortable to read after a while.
I didn't think that would worry me too much, but I've got to admit, I do like the Kindle screen when used for a few hours.