Those lucky folks at Make: have got their hands on Sony's e-book reader (confusingly called the "Reader,") and it looks spectacular as expected. The biggest problem with it, of course, is that they aren't releasing it. In my opinion, it's because of problems with the market, not with the technology, as people have largely assumed.
So, it seems that news surrounding e-readers is taking off a bit, what with the somewhat accidental announcement of Amazon's Kindle yesterday. Comparing this with my Librie, I'd say the advantages are: 1. Price, this is cheaper at roughly $350 retail. 2. Better contrast ratio, lighter whites, darker blacks. 3. The instructions are in English! 4. Faster load times, you shouldn't have to wait for a book to boot up. 5. You don't have to hack the lame DRM!
Unless the Kindle (with it's wireless capabilities) comes in around or below this price, this will be my choice for my next E-book reader. That is, if they ever release it to the public.
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