Smartphone is a generic term that is used to identify cell phones that have additional capability in the underlying OS to perform tasks that are not particularly cell phone related. This is a place to list Smartphone devices that are particularly well suited for eBook Reading.
 Overview of eBook use
Smartphones use downloadable apps to provide eBook reading capability which can vary based on the app downloaded. Generally the problem with reading on a smartphone is the limitation imposed by the screen size. Some attempt to solve this problem by using very high resolution screens so that small text can be rendered clearly and thus are usable by holding the phone closer to your eyes. Most allow adjusting the size of the font or use landscape mode for reading. The newest version uses an even larger screen and has coined the name phablet to distinguish the increased screen size from the standard smartphone.
 Android Smartphone
Smartphones that use the Google Android operating system. Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys. Manufacturers include Samsung, HTC, Motorolla and Sony amongst others. The BOOX E43 is an E Ink device that runs Android OS and provides the BOOX eBook reader built-in. It is a true eBook reading device inside a cell phone.
Another interesting variation is a PadFone X mini which is a phone that plugs into a larger display.
 Microsoft Smartphone
- The HTC HD2 smartphone is particularly well suited as an eBook reader with its 4.3" 800 x 480 pixel screen. It runs Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
- An inexpensive no contract phone running windows 8.1 is the Nokia Lumia 520.
 Palm Smartphone
Popelli Reader for the Palm Pre which uses WebOS.
See WebOS for details on the OS.
 Symbian Smartphone
See E-book software#Symbian OS for eBook reading programs for this OS.
See Symbian OS for details on the OS.
 BlackBerry Smartphone
There are many eBook applications available for this phone.
See BlackBerry for details on the OS.
There are many eBook applications available for this phone. They will also work on the iPod Touch. The newer devices have the retina display which provide high resolution which works well for eBook use if you hold the device close to your face.
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Here are a few phones that are considered the best for eBook Reading although they might not be the best for phone use.
The HTC Sensation is a solid choice; it has a big screen and high resolution. Feels good in your hands. A good second choice is the Nexus S. Other big screens: the Samsung Infuse 4G on AT&T or Droid Charge on Verizon. The BOOX E43 is another solid choice. The iPhone 6 makes a good eBook reader due to is larger screen.