I need a portable device that will do the following:
1. Allow me to carry and read PDF documents (like a Kindle does).
2. Allow me to read newspapers and blogs (like an IPhone or Kindle do).
3. Allow me to listen to mp3s (like both of the above do?)
4. Allow me to talk on the phone? (optional, I guess)
Here's the catch:
I need it to be cheap. I can handle a high up-front cost (but not $350 for a new Kindle, that's crazy high).
I need the monthly service charge to be very cheap. I'm currently not even willing to pay $70 for a contract cellphone with unlimited minutes/text. Can I get internet access with a portable device for less than that?
(We pay about $35 every 3 months to use a GoPhone between the 2 of us. And we don't use it much. That's how cheap and unconnected I am away from my computer).
I know with a Kindle you can subscribe to newspapers and magazines relatively cheaply, you're always connected to the content you subscribe to via Verizon. But in order to read blogs on a Kindle you have to pay a steep per-blog fee (that's also crazy, IMO).
Is there a solution for me? What's the way I can maximize my above requirements and for the cheapest cost? Any ideas?