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I am considering getting an Android tablet at some point.

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I am considering getting an Android tablet at some point.

My primary use for such a tablet would be as an e-reader.

At first I was considering Kindle but I´d never gotten around to getting one, and this was before Ipad hype.

Now when you look for e-reader/tablets it´s all Ipad Ipad Ipad. I effin hate Apple due bad experience with ipods.

I am not going to start flaming apple or anything, let´s just say I´m not getting an Ipad.

The positive about it though, at least I think, is the screen size.

Seems good for e-reading and it give the option to do other stuff with it also.

And I´ve already tried to use my HTC Desire as an e-reader, not exactly a pleasant experience.

So I am looking for a tablet with the same screen size as Ipad, but powered by Android.

And I found this Android 2.1 Tablet PC

http://www.gindart.com/buy/7-google-androi...pad-p-1370.html 7 inch touch screen, wifi Google Android Market, Google Android 2.1, 3D graphics acceleration / Gravity Sensor GAME, ARM 11 high processor, all these attract me. The high light of this Android tablet is 1080P Full HD video playback while Apple ipad can’t do.

Should I set my sights on this tablet? or continue looking?

Hope you can help.

Kind Regards

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I am considering getting an Android tablet at some point.

My primary use for such a tablet would be as an e-reader.

These devices are no good as eReaders. Here are a few reasons:

1. Short battery life - ereaders can run for several weeks with one charge

2. Boot up time - ereaders are 'always on'

3. Reflective and Backlit screen - you need a device with an eInk screen

4. Initial cost of purchase - eReader £130, Tablet £430 (est.)

5. Size of device

IMHO, if you want an eReader, buy an eReader.

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If you want an e-reader mainly for reading, get a Kindle. They're just amazing.

If you want to do a fair amount of web browsing/games/other non-reading things, you're probably looking at a tablet.

But a Kindle is £111 for the WiFi only version. Find a decent tablet anywhere near that...

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If you want an e-reader mainly for reading, get a Kindle. They're just amazing.

If you want to do a fair amount of web browsing/games/other non-reading things, you're probably looking at a tablet.

But a Kindle is £111 for the WiFi only version. Find a decent tablet anywhere near that...

I'd recommend a Sony eReader, more expensive. No keyboard, no unnecessary wifi and with a touch screen and also supports more formats.

If your in UK, get it from whsmith.co.uk (£139.99) and claim your vat back, works out better than a kindle.

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