I found this over at The Digital Reader. It’s 28 minutes long but worth watching every minute of it.
It compares the Sony Reader Pocket Edition, Kobo Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Amazon Kindle 2.
At 11:20 began the part that nailed the Kindle for me: highlighting passages.
I have a ton of book quotes stashed in my LifeDrive. I will often drag them out for blog posts. In this video, not only is highlighting easier on the Kindle than on the Nook, but the passages are saved by Amazon in the Cloud, where they can be searched and the text copied!
He demonstrates the saved passages feature by showing it on his iPad (simultaneously making me twitch for the iPad still prohibited by kittens).
There is a bit of unfairness in the video. He uses Text To Speech capability as a test, which the Nook doesn’t have. If the Sony Reader Touch Edition was in the mix, the Kindle 2 would have lost if touchscreen was a test. (In fact, the Kindle 2 should have lost in a touchscreen test against the Nook, if this had been offered as a test.)
Anyone who is wondering which eBook reading device to get must watch this video.
The phone drops calls — but don’t worry, a fix is coming. The phone dials out to people you aren’t trying to call, or your iTunes music will blare when you least expect it — but don’t worry, a fix is coming.
Isn’t that the kind of “let our customers find our mistakes” and “buy it now, we’ll fix it later” approach that we Mac-heads used to brag were reasons that Microsoft was inferior?
While Amazon may not want any part of this now, as it waits for a more established and tested technology to emerge before releasing a multicolored Kindle, China-based Hanvon has already taken the bait, promising to release color E Ink readers by the end of the year.
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