Paul, on Nov 25 2010, 10:20, said:
The viewing angles are definitely not good in portrait!
I don't mind the viewing angles so much in portrait. One of the main reasons I bought mine was for books/pdfs/comics, and I find that when I hold it at viewing distance it's comfortable enough to read. I've got to angle the screen by a few degrees before I start, but generally I don't wave books about when reading them so I'm reading at a fixed, viewable angle from then on
Obviously this is a personal thing though - I might just be quite tolerant on this sort of screen quirk.
JJComics Viewer, Aldiko, and Kindle all work great. With PDFs, the hardest part was actually finding a decent reader in the first place. Most of them seem to have problems rendering graphical content, The Adobe official one is OK-ish, but there's one called ezPDF Reader that is genuinely good. It's paid, but was about 70p, and it's frankly a joy to use.
As for the paper Tina linked to, I wouldn't want to read it full-page in portrait due to the text size being a little on the small side, but with the reader I mentioned it's simple enough to tap the screen and auto-zoom on one column at a time. The table on p2 that fills the bottom of the page is more or less unreadable in portrait, so it's a quick torn of the tablet to resize it to landscape for viewing.
Edited by matneee, 25 November 2010 - 10:57 AM.