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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Also a big fan of PDF's. I came across the following device:
They do music,video,wireless, and PDF.
Just came across iLiad iRex for the same. Good features but very pricey and not available in India. :-( Any users and reviews on the product? It has been released only last year.. Check it out on www.mobileread.com
If you're still looking, designtion has made a web service that converts any PDF to text so you can read it on your cellphone:
That way you only need a web-capable device to read PDFs.
not sure why the above linked to digg and not to the direct link -
Get a psp, and use Bookr (pdf reader). $120 for a universal system. Use it for gaming, music, video, pdf, macromedia flash/shockwave, (full) internet browser, and the list goes on...
Then there's Archos's line of products. Archos 605 WiFi is neat little gadget with 4.3 screen with 16M colours @ 800x480. Its widescreen. Its mainly a PMP, but it can read PDF's, can handle limited Flash and to top it off, it has Wifi. The Wifi has to be purchased separately though. Video playback is outstanding, and has tonnes of features. Battery life is only average though. You'd get either 14hours of music or 5 hours of video.
PDF features are quite limited too; don't use to view graphically heavy PDF's can lag like hell. If your primary use is text, then its fine.
Overall, its a great little product. Comes in 30/80 and 160GB of storage plus a flash version which has 4GB and expansion slot that handles SD/MMC cards.
30GB starts at $270. Don't know about the rest, but that's the one I'm looking at.
I was believing that "Amazon Kindle" will help us, but no. Acutally we need an "Amazon kindle" with full PDF support...?
I'm frustrated with the lack of WYSIWYG PDF support on portables. I've used Mobipocket on my Palm for years, but it completely dies on complex, multi-column PDFs with charts, graphs, and vector graphics.
Foxit (the people who make the popular Foxit Reader, a zippy competitor to the bloated Adobe Reader) have introduced a new device called eSlick.
It's nearly as expensive as the Kindle2, but I'm excited to have PDF experts develop an eReader. Let's see what comes of it.
I have run across a low cost PDF reader at www.dittobook.com. Not a lot of bells and whistles...just a good cost effective PDF reader for less than $250.
Hi I am also looking for a good portable pdf reader that wont cost me an arm and a leg. I noticed that this blog entry is about 3 years old. I am looking for someone to recommend such a device, during August-September 2009, that doesn't use a proprietary format and that isn't a mini version of a notebook or laptop. All I want is a portable pdf reader (much like a Kimbo) that can preferrably hold a couple of hundred pdf's. Please respond to this blog comment and do remember to email me at [email address removed] with the link to this page so that I know that my request was answered. Please remember to add this in subject line "portable pdf reader". This request is also for Leo, the owner of this blog. Thank you so much and please do post my comment, Leo. I just helped to keep your 3-yr old blog post fresh. o_~
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