Yet another company wants a bite of the eReader cherry, however Binatone have created something quite different. The ReadMe Mobile runs android OS (2.1 Éclair) and has a 7-inch colour screen.
Even though Binatone are calling this an eReader it has some characteristics that are more like a tablet PC. As it has a backlit screen instead of an E-ink display which makes reading a big strain on the eyes, if reading for long periods.
The 7-inch LCD screen is very disappointing. The lack of a touchscreen makes navigating through the Android OS incredibly difficult. With its joystick cursor the device seems quite outdated; however the kindle uses the same method as it has an E-ink display, but this works.
The combination of Android and no touchscreen is quite ridiculous. Nevertheless the screen does have a matt finish which will make it useable in sunlight, but will not be as clear as the Kindles screen.
Because of the lack of a touchscreen there is a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is made of individual plastic square keys that are laid out simply in rows.
The QWERTY keyboard is unusually situated on the longer side instead of the shorter bottom of the device which many other eReaders have chosen. Therefore the keyboard’s main use for this device is web browsing rather than making notes in a piece of text.
The real negative feature of the ReadMe Mobile is the battery life. Binatone state that you will only get 6 hours of reading time from one charge, which is incredible low considering that the kindle can last 10 days with the wireless on.
Even with the lack of quality Binatone have still decided to price the ReadMe Mobile at £129.99. This is the average price of an eReader.
If you are looking for a good quality eReader on the same budget there are much better devices out there such as the Kindle Wi-Fi version.