Thursday, August 20, 2015

Do You Read On Your Phone?

I do.

I began reading on my phone about eight months ago, when my wife Taliya and I purchased two LG G3 smarphones. The 5.5" quad-HD display works just fine for reading. I always figured a phone screen would be too small. I always assumed I'd continue reading ebooks on my Kindle Fire.

But after reading ebooks on my phone, which has something like 540 pixels per inch of resolution and looks stunning, I found reading on my Kindle Fire (1st gen) no longer tolerable; the text now appears blurry to me. Funny how I never noticed it before.

The Wall Street Journal has a new article examining the rise of the smart phone and its dominance in the world of ebooks. Both Apple and Amazon have noticed an increase in downloads to smartphones and a decline in downloads to tablets and dedicated e-readers.

I for one don't want to monkey around with two devices. Reading on the phone is very convenient. I can hold it in one hand and still turn the page. I can read virtually anywhere at any time. And it fits in my pocket. The Kindle Fire will not fit in my pocket.

So, do you read on your phone?

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