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Ebook Reader Or Tablet - Tablet Or Ebook Reader

Dec 21st 2010 at 4:44 PM

An unexpected growth of interest in e-book readers has also inspired an interest in tablets. The difference between the two seems to have become distorted by some manufacturers, who hope their tablets can be regarded as a color ebook readers. Touting a tablet as a color ebook reader will presumably add to sales.

The core difference between a tablet and an ebook reader is rather basic. A tablet is a handheld computing device whereas an ebook reader is not.

Microsoft first introduced the "tablet PC" in 2001. The idea is built around a mobile computing device. Commands could be entered with a pen or by touch on a touch screen. It would also develop into a genuinely mobile device with wireless connection.

The screen size on a tablet PC was considered to be twelve inches, the screen is measured diagonally corner to corner. Numerous tablets are somewhat less than this, but the overall weight decrease and improvements in display resolution have made this acceptable.

The former portable device that was cited as an ebook reader, the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Fundamentally a PDA was an electronic planner. As an ebook reader the PDA was limited by its size and the LCD display.

The first ebook reader using E Ink technology, was the LibriEBR-1000EP launched by Sony in Japan in 2004. This was followed by the PRS-500 in the U.S. In 2007 and then followed by the PRS-505 in 2008. The Kindle was released by Amazon in late 2007. It is interesting to take note of that the ilex Iliad was available in 2006 but never made an impact presumably because of the price, and because they did lacked the marketing power of Sony supporting them.

The distinction between an e-book reader, and Tablet PC is not always easy to categorize. Tools that are practical for both types of devices are used by the manufacturers.

Built-in speakers or a headphone jack make it possible to listen to audio on the majority of ebook readers and tablets. Although tablets may display various video and graphic formats inĀ  color the ebook reader is limited to grayscale graphics, but the choice to view graphics is still there and can be very useful.

A central aspect of the Tablet PC is input with a pen or by means of a touch screen that a few ebook readers have adopted. Some ebook readers have a physical keyboard, whereas others have a virtual keyboard. These are generally for navigation or for basic tasks like note taking.

Another feature is wireless connection. To enable data streaming for video and games, this is a indispensable element in tablets. Some ebook readers have employed this, although it is typically in a very limited form.

Drawing the line somewhere and to say what is, or is not, an e-book reader we would have to say that the color e-book reader is not here yet. In reality an ebook reader should have a display that looks like actual paper, and all units that do not make use of E Ink and use a color LCD basically cannot be characterized as an ebook reader.

Essentially it is only a matter of time before we see the color ebook reader, and then it will be even more difficult to make a decision. Is it a tablet, an ebook reader, or will we view the birth of an completely new genre of digital products.

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