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The Google Nexus 7 is my new toy tool. I am an Android fan and currently own an Android phone and we also have a 10″ Motorola Xoom at our house that my family all shares.  As excited as I was to purchase the 10″ tablet at the time, I found the size cumbersome.  I had wanted to use it for a planner and for the Bible app but for me, it was a pain to carry around.  Particularly on Sunday mornings, as I’m shooing my rather large family out the door, carrying a purse, sometimes food for a potluck or Sunday School materials, the last thing I want to carry is what feels like a piece of equipment with me.

However, I found the tablet to be so useful for the YouVersion Bible app while my phone seemed too small.  But as I sat there in my row, I somehow felt conspicuous about having it there with me.  Not that there’s anything wrong with using it, but it seemed so… well… visible and I didn’t want to distract anyone.

Enter the Nexus 7.  The 7 indicating that it has a 7″ screen. This is the perfect size for me.  It fits right in my purse and in fact, has replaced my paper planner which was such a huge step for me.  I am happy to say that I am totally comfortable bringing it to meeting.  One other thing I love about it is that I can type like on a phone, using my thumbs as I hold the tablet upright.  The 10″ was a ridiculously slow process of using my index fingers, which is painful for someone who normally types at a fast pace.

I’m in the process of setting it up and I’m sure as I come across other features and uses I can share those with you.  Anyone else out there using a tablet this size?  Any iPad Mini users out there?