Acer Iconia Tab Tablet Review
The bulky Iconia has a good screen, but bad battery life may give some consumers pause.
If you've never gotten the opportunity to play around with a tablet that has eReader software on it, you should know that it is a very interesting experience. Not only can you adjust the font size, style, and color to your liking, but you can also turn pages by tapping the side or swiping your finger across the screen. Overall it's a very natural-feeling experience, or as natural as reading eBooks on a screen can be.
Buying books with the Acer Iconia Tab is as simple as it is on other Android 3 tablets. Once you've set up your account with your eReader software of choice (including billing info), simply search for the title you would like to buy, and tap "buy." Yes, it's really that simple. Download speeds are about as good as you're going to get with the 802.11/n wireless card, and because book files tend to be small, you should be reading your new eBook after only a few seconds.
Because the Acer Iconia Tab comes packaged with Google Books and Barnes & Noble Nook software, you will start with a wide range of compatibility in terms of eBook file formats. Still, if you want your Kindle files to work on your Acer Iconia Tab, you'll have to either download the Kindle app from the Android Market, or you'll have to convert them with software like Calibre.
Newspapers & Magazines
Purchasing periodicals works much in the same way that buying eBooks does. Simply search the "Newsstand" for the title you'd like to either pick up or subscribe to, and tap "buy." Should you subscribe to a periodical, it will automatically download in the background when new issues are released, ready for read as soon as they finish.
eBook Battery Life
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