"Good e-reader format, Internet access"3.0 starson by Tooljoint
Pros: Great for Internet browsing, and e-reader format is good
Cons: Clunky Touchpad, need internet access for e-reader
Summary: I recieived this for Christmas. I thnk if you want a good device for internet access while traveling, and you don't want to lug you laptop, this is the ideal platform. The problem is....it's pretty slow, and the touch screen is difficult to navigate and even worse for entering text. Expect to "go back" several times to correct typos which were hard to enter in the first place. When browsing, be prepared to "go back" becsause ....."wait, that's NOT what I touched. I've yet to figure out how to enjoy e-books without an internet connection and the Borders app. Also since the screen is quite shiny and reflective, it is impossible to use this device in bright light...consider that and the lack of an internet connection a deal-killer for the beach or airplanes. These issues may be overcome....I"mreally not sure. Rather than take the time to find out, or research it, I may just buy a Kindle for reading, and use this for surfing, should I find myself in an area that supports WI-fi.Well, I've been using it for awhile, and I must say after a little bit of a steep learning curve, I really, really, like this thing. Kindle app works great and now even the Borders app does not require an internet connection, as it works just like the Kindle app. I wish it supported flash though. I see them now for 159 bucks....this has to be the bargain of the decade! I also installed some anti-glare screens (actually they were made for the archos, but fit perfectly) and it actually improved the "feel" of the touch screen, and they really cut the reflection. I have used it to read several books now, including several flights and I must say this little gem performed FLAWLESSLY!
Updated on Mar 24, 2011