Reading On Droid

Not long after I obtained my Droid, I downloaded Kindle for Droid.  Then I downloaded Nook.  Haven’t played with Kindle yet as I own a Kindle.  It’s just easier to read my Amazon offerings on that device.  (Also have downloaded it for PC, but haven’t tested it on Windows 7 yet, either.)  So, I did Nook, reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The verdict?

Meh.  It’s handy having books on my phone.  It’s also pretty cool not having to lug a paperback or a Kindle with me to work.  I just head to the break room or outside and read on my phone.

Nook, like Kindle and the iPad, take advantage of the new mobile screen technology to allow you to “turn a page” with the swipe of a finger.  Tap the corner of the screen, and you can see what “page” you are on.

However, the Nook app has a lot of the same problems the Nook device has.  The Table of Contents links don’t work as advertised.  While it can be useful in a novel such as Dracula, which actually has a table of contents, it’s not necessary.  Dracula, like most novels, is a linear composition.  In a textbook or a short story collection, this could be a problem.

Reading on a phone has its advantages, especially in commuter situations.  But I’m not sure Nook is the best app for that.  Then again, I haven’t tried Kindle for Droid yet.  We’ll see.