In his video of the Kindle 3, Len Edgerly showed it handling a PDF file very nicely.
I wondered if that would be the case with a PDF from Google Books.
See my Twitter exchange with Len after the break.
(I meant speed there. Ugh)
Google Book PDFs are problem children. They have an OCR layer (plaintext, no doubt with many typos!) inside them. They taxed the iPhone whenever I tried them and worked OK when viewed while connected to Google Books on the iPad (I haven’t yet tried the iPhone 4).
I asked Len to try one of the smaller PDFs too — just 3.09MBs. Some of them are really massive at Google Books, over 100MBs!
Soon Sony will announce its new Readers. I wonder how those will deal with Google Books PDFs?
And all those upcoming Android tablets too. And let’s not forget Google’s own Chrome OS-based tablet due November, cough cough.