Editors Liked

  • Large library with tens of thousands of e-books, as well as newspapers and magazines
  • Online access via Wi-Fi
  • Separate capacitive color touch-screen pad for navigation
  • A virtual keyboard for notes and annotations
  • 2GB of internal memory
  • Secondary color touch screen improves navigation
  • MicroSD card expansion
  • EPub compatibility for reading free Google Books or library e-books

Editors Didn't Like

  • Though performance has been significantly improved with firmware upgrades
  • The device could still be zippier
  • No protective carrying case included
  • Color LCD appears to have a significant impact on battery life
  • In-store reading and loaning capabilities
  • The virtual keyboard is difficult to type upon and responds slowly
  • Sluggish performance
  • Free in-store reading limited to one hour
  • No text or Word file support
  • Web browser only works on Wi-Fi
  • Can't create collections or folders to organize books
  • Navigation and control could be more intuitive
  • Not as ergonomic as Kindle