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Old 08-07-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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What the best pda 4 ebooks?

What the best pda 4 ebooks? I'm looking 4 a pda that has extensive battery life!!!
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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Very subjective.

Some would like landscape (480 x 320) - wider, much more like a small book

while others prefer (320 x 320) - narrower, easier/quicker to read

I prefer a TH55 for my eBook reading but have lately been using eReader for OS X. Whatever PDA you use, the trick is to lower the brightness to the point where the ebook is still readable.

You'll be surprised at how screen brightness helps battery life. Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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If this is 'rich-text', i.e. formatting, bold, colours, pictures etc., you can't beat the TH55 at the moment.

If it's plaintext, I'd say you can't beat a Palm Vx or III for reading comfort and longevity (Those indi-glow mono screens are a lot easier on the eyes than the harsh back-lit screens of modern PDAs!)
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:43 PM   #4
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This really depends, but I have grown to love Landscape PDAs. So UX50 and Tapwave would be my choices. Combined with fontsmoother pretty much any current PDA is great for ebooks.
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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If you want REALLY extensive battery, you could get a monochrome PDA, I just don't know how comfortable you will feel reading on it because of the screen resolution (160x160, against 320x320 or more on newer models).
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:12 PM   #6
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T3 with Sony screen - paper white. Pure pleasure to read.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:43 AM   #7
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Tungsten T: Good battery life and with its reflective screen you can read outdoors in the sun without trouble.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #8
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Yeah, if a black and white screen is OK, find one of the old palms that can go on without a charge for a month

I'd say that a Jogdial is a must, meaning that Clies are good since only Clies have Jogdials. But most Clies have batteries that's "OK", or sucks. So a TH55, which has both a Jogdial and incredible battery life, might fit your needs. Only problem with it is that you can only find 2nd hand ones now.

If you also care about the price, the TE2's good I guess.
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I love my T/E2. Great battery life and it only gets better when you change your reader settings to have a black background and text to something that can read against black like green.

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rgo files

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I love my T5 for reading ebooks. Great screen and a much longer battery life than my T3.
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I've lately been reading in 320x480 or 320x450 or 320x400. I think I'd find in 320x320 that there is too much paging. I've been reading both on my T5 and my NX70. I like the T5 screen a lot, though sometimes it is a bit too bright (I think there may be a hack to fix that). But because I do most of my reading with Plucker, I really like the NX's keyboard--I've configured Plucker to have all the common commands programmed in as keys (space for next page, Q for top, Z for bottom, L for library, B for brightness, arrows to select links, comma and period to rotate, etc., etc.) so I can read without pulling out a stylus.
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Yeah, if a black and white screen is OK, find one of the old palms that can go on without a charge for a month


Unless you want hi-res fonts, which do make things more pleasant. (I do most of my reading in Plucker with Utopia 18 anti-aliased.)
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please teach how to read .rgo files


You need RepliGO.
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My best experience is with eReader on my Clie NR70v which is 320x480. In relative retirement, that's its only purpose at the moment. That said, I do most my reading on my treo 650 (320x320). The treo 650 is fine for ebook reading, though I do enjoy a longer page. The huge advantage of the 650 is that its small enough to be with me always. And the battery is phenomenal.

Some Dell axioms have a nice button on the left hand side for paging. And I would love to check out reading on a vga display. But I can't justify however, getting a windows mobile device for only ebook reading, as nothing right now is making me part with my treo.
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