I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device is most likely to be be future proof? I also have specific uses that I want it to work for such as being able to load PDFs of academic articles/books and access to the library (see extended explanation for more uses). Thanks for your help!
I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. Here are a couple of things about my expected use and some questions:
* One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device has the best support for this and will be easy to export to a common format?
* I do not expect to purchase a lot of books. I will be using the library as well as free books that I can find on the internet so I want something that makes this easy.
* I have a lot of PDFs of academic journal articles and books. Which device will these be easiest to read on (and if possible, take notes on)?
* I own an Android phone as well as have an iPad from work. It is not necessary to sync with these but obviously a perk that Kindle seems to have over Nook.
* I use Read It Later/Instapaper a lot and I would like to be able to quickly take articles I find online and send them to the e-reader for later reading. I noticed this for Kindle
but don't know how well it works or whether the Nook has something similar. Are there ways to do this on the nook?
* I travel internationally. I know the 3G version of one of the Kindles would allow free web browsing internationally. Is this still the case?
* I'm not against rooting a device. I have heard the Nook can be rooted but not sure if this buys me anything. Will this make any of the above easier/better?
Thanks so much for your help!