Reading on an iTouch/iPhone is really not the cumbersome. I have read a real book, an ebook on my desktop, an ebook on my pda, listened to an audiobook on my iTouch and now I am reading an ebook on my iTouch. The size of a Dell Axim in not that much different from the itouch and since the font can be adjusted, the small screen isn't really a problem. I love to read books and have found the ability to read anywhere to be very refreshing. I can read as many books as I want at one time. My reader of choice is Stanza. Kindle on a iTouch is great for those books that are only in kindle format, but for the majority of my ebooks, I'll stick with Stanza and hookd into Fictionwise, BooksonBoard, Ellorascave, AllRomance and Ereader to purchases and download my books. That way I get the desktop copy of the book as well as the itouch copy.