A few years ago mobile networks teamed up with ebook retailers to try and sell books to their customers.
That experiment didn’t go too well – firstly books were locked within the network’s store making it impossible to take them with you when you switched providers, and the average phone’s tiny screen made for a less than fulfilling reading experience.
The current trend for phones – such as the new HTC ONE – with larger screens tackles the second of those barriers.
And, because the HTC One runs Google’s Android operating system it has access to most the popular ebook reading apps, including the Kobo and Amazon’s Kindle apps, so you always have access to your books.
The large 4.7” HD screen is only slightly smaller than that offered by some dedicated ebook readers and is perfect for reading on the move without having to take a second device with you.
The phone is available in both 32GB and 64GB models both SIM-free from online and high street retailers, and on contract from most of the major networks.
We think HTC have done well to produce a stylish handset with broad appeal – it’s powerful enough to handle every conceivable task a power-user might subject it to, but smart enough to appeal to the fashion conscious buyer.
As the video below shows, it’s crafted from a single block of aluminium which provides a sturdy, durable body guaranteed to draw envious looks from your friends.