1. vrtualchik's Avatar
    I have been trying to find the answer to this question but haven't had any luck. I was hoping someone here might be able to help me.
    Before I purchase the galaxy tab I wanted to be sure I was able to read books in portrait mode and if so does the page fit the entire screen or will

    I need to zoom to read the page? Or is there a way to make the font bigger in portrait mode? I prefer reading in portrait mode and someone who reviewed the galaxy tab on another site made a comment about it only being available in landscape mode and it being much smalled than the IPad 2's font.

    If someone could please help me out with an answer here I'd really appreciate it as this is the only thing holding me back from my purchase.

    Thanks so much
    08-22-2011 09:28 PM
  2. joeym2's Avatar
    I read your post, grabbed my Tab 10.1, opened google books and verified that it doeswork in full page portrait mode. :-)
    08-22-2011 09:41 PM
  3. vrtualchik's Avatar
    Thanks so much for actualy checking that out for me. It was the one thing I needed to be sure of since it will be taking the place on my kindle. I appreciate your quick response. : )
    08-22-2011 09:44 PM
  4. PaulQ's Avatar
    FYI -- I use Kindle on my Tab and it also allows for portrait reading. In fact, that's the way I do it!
    08-22-2011 11:13 PM
  5. Alik R's Avatar
    just make sure your screen orientation is set to auto, once in a portrait mode rotate tablet, so your volume buttons are on top right, then uncheck screen orientation to leave your tab in the portrait mode. in your kindle app settings you can check "use volume buttons to turn pages" and if you don't want to touch the screen for it, use them

    just FYI, kindle app has its own settings for brightness, it work independently from the tab setting, i found it very useful.
    08-23-2011 06:27 AM
  6. kisrita's Avatar
    I also use it in portrait mode with the Kindle ebook reader application. It takes some getting used to, since it's so much bigger and heavier than the Kindle 3G, plus the backlit screen limits how long I can read on it comfortably, and of course the battery will last a lot longer on the Kindle device, so I still take the Kindle as well as the tab when I travel internationally. The Kindles are so small and so inexpensive, you can buy both and have the best of both worlds.
    08-23-2011 07:25 AM
  7. ilexk's Avatar
    You can try Aldiko, is very good!!!
    08-23-2011 12:49 PM
  8. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    If you have a kindle account already, I recommend using the kindle app. The Google Books app is nicer and a slightly cooler reading experience but Kindle books are always cheaper.
    08-23-2011 01:08 PM
  9. BSG75's Avatar
    Tip: For scanned Google books, you can switch from "text" to "scan" mode to see the actual scanned pages. Gives it a more authentic look.
    08-23-2011 02:54 PM
  10. tsak6789's Avatar
    I bought mine mainly to replace my Kindle. Now I have the Kindle, and Nook in 1 device. Now if only Sony would make an app for their reader...
    08-27-2011 12:18 AM
  11. Jay Evans's Avatar
    Now if only Sony would make an app for their reader...
    They do but it sucks. I have Aldiko on my 10.1 and it handles all my wife's Sony DRMed books just fine
    tsak6789 likes this.
    08-27-2011 08:17 AM
  12. shingi_70's Avatar
    I bought mine mainly to replace my Kindle. Now I have the Kindle, and Nook in 1 device. Now if only Sony would make an app for their reader...
    Why do you newd so many readers.

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    08-27-2011 12:38 PM
  13. tsak6789's Avatar
    Why do you newd so many readers.

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    I had the original Sony PRS-500, and then the 505 so I bought a lot of books from Sony. Then I bought a Kindle so now I get my books from there. I have a friend with a Nook, and she can share books with me on that.
    I don't need them, but it's nice to have options.
    08-27-2011 03:54 PM
  14. saltychino's Avatar
    Check out next issue in Samsung apps, very cool way to read, although it's only magazines at this point.
    08-28-2011 06:29 PM
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