Friday, February 25, 2011

The iPad as a Comic Book Reader

In short, reading comics on the iPad is great except for the weight.  Using the Comics app to read just a single comic, I found myself wishing that pad was not so heavy!  Moving through the comic and the reading experience itself was wonderful, the screen is a good size, moving from page to page is seamless.  I am still not convinced the Comics app is entirely stable as it has crashed on me more than once.  It would not even run on my 2nd gen Touch with the latest version.  But most of the crashes and sluggishness happens when selecting or downloading comics, not while viewing.  A color tablet about the size of my nook is about the ideal weight for an ereader.  I guess I'll wait for B&N to open up the nook color to the Marketplace...