While not as common as electronic Spanish dictionaries, purchasing a Spanish electronic Bible has become a popular way for people to more easily read the Bible on the go wherever they are.
Spanish e-Bibles are great for people that want to carry their Bible with them without having to carry around the printed book in a bag or backpack.
However, even though there are many people that read the Bible, and they are especially interested in reading one of the various Spanish versions, not too many electronics manufacturers have spent the time or the money towards creating different alternatives.
That being said, Franklin electronics has gone ahead and developed one Santa Biblia in electronic form:
First, let's look at the pros:
As I mentioned previously, this Spanish electronic Bible is great for carrying around, as it can fit easily in a pocket or purse. It comes pre-loaded with the Reina Valera 1960 version of the Holy Bible, complete with both the Old and New Testaments.
In terms of functions, most of what you would want has been added. For example, the search function allows you to search for passages by book, chapter, or key word, while also giving you the ability to mark the sections that you feel are important, so that you can go back and find them easily at a later date.
Another important function is the note-taking feature, which is great for marking paragraphs or other sections with your own inspirational thoughts as you read the words. And speaking of inspiration, another cool feature I like about this SPB-470 is that every time you turn the dictionary on, a new random verse pops up on the screen for you to read. The LCD screen is a fairly decent size and allows you to read the verses easily, which is always a plus.
Now for the cons:
To be honest, this type of Spanish electronic Bible is quickly disappearing. I see two thing especially that are contributing to this disappearance: Smart phones and new generation e-readers.
Smart phones apps are becoming more and more sophisticated, and there are a ton of Spanish Bible e-reader applications on the market today that can be used on the iPhone, Blackberry, or one of the other popular smart phones. The reason that smart phones are so popular is because people can carry all sorts of information with them in just one device. Most people with a smart phone aren't going to also want to carry a Spanish electronic Bible with them also.
The other Spanish electronic Bible killer? The e-reader. While not as common as smart phones, e-readers such as the Kindle or Nook offer a great platform for those who want to carry their books with them in a small device that can fit practically anywhere. And while you might not be able to find a free Spanish Bible to download to your device, the most you'll end up paying for an electronic version of a Santa Biblia would only be a few dollars. Compare that to the cost of a hardbound copy of the Bible, and you can see why there has been a shift to electronic Bibles.
So should you even consider buying a Spanish electronic Bible like the Franklin SPB-470? That depends. If you are one of the many people out there that own a smart phone, then I would counsel against getting this electronic Bible. Instead, check out the apps available for the phone you have and look for a Spanish version of the Bible that you can download. You'll most likely be able to find one for free, or one that is ad-supported.
Same thing goes if you own an e-reader. Check out the Spanish BIbles that are available for your device, spend a couple of bucks, and you'll have access to a great Bible on a great platform.
However, if you don't have a smart phone or an e-reader, and want a smaller device than your current hardbound Bible that you can take with you anywhere and read whenever you want, then this Spanish electronic Bible might be exactly what you need.