"10 Steps away from becoming the ULTIMATE READING DEVICE"3.5 starson by Biswaspeaks
Pros: PDF handling, 7 inch screen just perfect for PDF reading yet portable, ePub, Stylus fitted with device, Expandable memory, Design-metal casing
Cons: Very much Overpriced, AT&T 3G restricted only in USA, Slow processing, OS glitches, less Titles in Reader Store, Web Browser hassles, Less battery life compared to competition
Summary: I think this device is just 10 steps away from becoming the Ultimate Reading Device. Here is a wish-list or product ideas to make that happen:
1. To be the ULTIMATE READING DEVICE, it has to champion in all three form of reading: Books, Magazine/Newspapers, Internet. Should have much faster web browsing, Email reading capability including attachments. Social Media integration like Facebook/Twitter.
2. E-ink Triton colour display is MUST HAVE for next version. There are already colour e-Readers like Hanvon.
3. More refined and faster PDF experience with partial page refresh, readability of Scientific articles having multiple graphs, charts, diagrams. Notes made on books(including PDFs) should be viewable in other devices as well.
4. Bunch of Default Apps like Kindle app, Notes, Calendar, Meeting organizer, Stock Ticker etc. A few default games like Sudoku, Crosswords, Poker, Chess, Packman would be just nice
5. Text to speech (better punctuated than kindle) feature, so that user can continue with her novel while running at treadmill.
6. Expand Reader Store, Add more titles, add more Free titles as well. Make Reader Store available to Asia. Launch this Product in Asia before competitors worth-mentioning do so.
7. Motion Sensor/Accelerometer : Landscape to Portrait mode and vice verse on rotation of device
8. Carrier independent Internationally available 3G in addition to Wi-Fi.
9. Keep same metal finish sturdy build, but make appearance mat-finished grey and white. Keep weight within 250 grams
10. Competitively Price it within US$ 175.This will help wide adoption of this product specially among students, who has to read scientific articles in pdf and 7 inch screen is much much better than 6 inch screen without losing on portability and ability to hold in just one hand.