I have decided to buy an E-reader, not a tablet necessarily, just something to down load books or movies. I don't like the nook, kindle or others that only let you download specific apps and stuff from its publisher. I want one that I can download apps from any ereader and download any books or movies. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would appreciate your input
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E-book readers are unable to show movies; that will take a tablet. Getting a generic e-book reader will shut you out from the most popular e-book sources, such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon's Kindle books due to the DRM (to oversimplify it, a fancy term for copy protection). A tablet, on the other hand, is able to run apps that will allow them to read proprietary e-books, such as Kindle books as well as non-protected e-books.
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The only advantage you get in buying a true e-reader is (1) battery life and (2) the ability to read in bright sunlight. If neither of these issues are important to you then get a tablet and download separate apps for each type of ebook.
I've got a Nexus 7 (tablet) and highly recommend it, tho the battery life could be better. It does have the proprietary Google Play, but I rarely use that, I primarily use the N7 for borrowing books from library and reading, using it as a gps when I'm going somewhere new, flying, sometimes music, etc. I don't have a smart phone, and it can take the place of most every fx you'd find on one.
From what I can tell, you can get an app to read any type of ebook on most of the different devices.
A couple of years ago I had a early version of the Pandigital Novel e-reader that I really liked; it was almost as good as the N7. The one thing it lacked was a camera and being able to download library books directly from the net, although maybe a more knowledgeable person could figure that out. Sad to say, I dropped it, which eventually killed it. The N7 is tougher :-)
Before I chose the Novel, I bought/tried and returned a number of different makes. Takes time but that's the best way to find one you like.
One thing I forgot to mention about the N7, like many other devices, the instructions are abysmal. If you've used a smart phone, you might be able to figure things out without much trouble. But I don't, so it took me quite a while to get used to it and access some of the functions. However, I did have experience with another e-reader. If you haven't used either, get an experienced friend to show you things.
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