Sunday, December 18 2005
ebook reading really seems to be the killer application for tablets and/or big-screen
PDAs (if there is a difference between them besides the lack of PIM tools). InternetTabletTalk
[1, 2] amongst many seem to think this way. Also yesterday at a friends
birthday party (90% IT workers aka GEEKs) we had a short discussion about PDAs, portable media players and friends. Many of us came to the conclusion that we want a viewing devices. This means
mainly: PDFs, HTML and insert popular ebook format here. Everybody complained about their
favorite device either the screen is to small or unreadable outside, the device is too slow when
rendering content, storage is to limited or DRM sucks to badly. Also what about watching
movies on the same device? Na - we don't want that, that just makes the device to multi purpose
and that never works out well.
As a comment to Russell's review,
I really think Internet access is the killer application for the Nokia 770. All the
other features are just add-ons. Of course you need the special viewers (web browser,
rss reader, audio streaming client and all the different format readers).
Finally what I would like to know is, if people carry around their 770 during the day (when you are not at home/office)? Are you carrying it around with your cellphone or do you keep it at home
close to your couch and fast wifi access? I personal only take it to places where I know
wifi is available for me.