Summary: It is a nice reader. If you can not read the manual, don't blame the reader. It remembers the page you are reading. The best thing - you can read from it during super-duper sunny day (you can do this using not every ereader). Also it is an e BOOK, but it is not the tablet or notebook. You suppose to read, not to play on-line games, chatting, posting photos on facebook page etc. I like it.
Summary: Was slightly disappointed with this reader. Takes much time for it to load into books and is very slow when turning the device on and off. But for the price it's not a bad investment. More for a starter reader then anything else... if you are looking for something quick and reply able stick with Sony or Kobo.
Summary: I logged into Amazon Canada to order a Kindle and was sent a KOBO. Then had a hell of a time trying to get the Return Policy on Amazon. I have used Amazon to purchase books for years but this expensive experience has me rethink my choice.
Summary: Like Joseph, I feel cheated and will be returning this item. I also ordered the great KINDLE deal at Christmas time and just received the Viewsonic yesterday - seriously disappointing. I've trusted Amazon in the past and have been very pleased. But this will be their one and only chance to keep a loyal customer. So I'd better not get any hasstle returning this. And I'd better get the Kindle I ordered and paid for.
Summary: In early Dec. I ordered a Kindle e-book reader fir Christmas. My order was back ordered to early Jan, 2011. In early Jan. I was e-mailed another delay until end of Jan. At that point I canceled the order. Next, on Jan.5 I received an e-book from Amazon that was not a Kindle but was a really cheep product that was defective and unusable. I was sent garbage from Amazon and must struggle to return the piece of junk forwarded by Amazon!
Summary: The ViewSonic ereader does not remember the page number of the books you're reading, so when you turn it off or browse another book you start over on page 1. It also has no wifi access. Compare the $200 for this device with $149 for the kobo reader at chapters which is smaller/lighter, has wifi and does remember the page numbers, and this becomes a not very good deal.