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A listing and comparison of various gadgets used for downloadable audio and e-books

A listing and comparison of various gadgets used for downloadable audio and e-books


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  • 1. Reading Gadgets Parmly Billings Library Apple iPad iPod Touch iPhone Android OS Blackberry Windows Phone 7OMC 2.0 Y 3.1.3 & newer 3.1.3 & newer Y Earlier version NOverdrive Audiobooks Most Most Most MP3 only MP3 only ?Overdrive ebooks Y Y Y Y N NKindle Reader App Y Y Y Y Y ComingNook Reader App Y Y Y Y Y NiBook Y Y Y N N NGoogle E-books Y Y Y Y ? ?E-reader technology LED LED LED LED LED LEDHighlighting and notes iBook iBook iBook N N NReadable in sunlight Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor ?Monthly charges 3G charges N voice & data voice & data voice & data voice & dataInternet access 3G or WiFi WiFi 3G/WiFi 3G/WiFi 3G/WiFi 3G/WiFiService provider AT&T/Verizon n/a AT&T/Verizon multiple multiple AT&T/T-MobileLowest price $499 $229 $199 w/contract <$199 w/contract Some models free w/contract ?Syncs Kindle Kindle Kindle Kindle Kindle NText to speech N N N some apps N NComparison of E-book readers on Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_e-book_readersSuzanne Reymer Montana State Library December 2010
  • 2. Reading Gadgets Parmly Billings Library Kindle Nook Nookcolor Kobo Reader Sony Reader iPods Creative/SanDisk ZunesOMC 2.0 N N N N N N N NOverdrive Audiobooks N MP3 limited MP3 limited N MP3 limited Most All Most?Overdrive ebooks N Y Y Y Y N N ?Kindle Reader App n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a N N NNook Reader App n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a N N NiBook N N N N N N N NGoogle E-books N Y Y Y Y N N NE-reader technology E-ink E-ink LED E-ink E-ink n/a n/a n/aHighlighting and notes V. good Y Y N Y n/a n/a n/aReadable in sunlight Good Good ? Good Good n/a n/a n/aMonthly charges N N N N N N N NInternet access 3G or WiFi 3G or WiFi WiFi WiFi Daily Edition 3G N N WiFi?Service provider AT&T AT&T n/a n/a AT&T n/a n/a n/aLowest price $139 $149 $249 $99 $179 $49 $39/$69 $127Syncs Y Y Y Y N n/a n/a n/aText to speech Y N Limited N N n/a n/a n/aSuzanne Reymer Montana State Library December 2010