"A Book that's Fun to Read"4.5 starson by ESUNintel
Pros: Thin, lightweight, nice "ink" display, open to different formats, nice button layout, big display, great battery life, ability to use SD card or Sony Memory Stick, more ebook choices than Kindle
Cons: A little slow sometimes, only Windows compatible, Sony Connect store is limited, ebooks cost more than Kindle
Summary: I purchased the "new" Sony Reader, which isn't so new anymore, a few days ago, and so far I am very happy with it. It was a hard choice deciding between this Reader or the Amazon Kindle, but after a few weeks of thought I went ahead and got the Sony instead. It would be nice to have EVDO wireless technology everywhere, access to Wikipedia, newspapers, etc; but I decided I already have an iPhone and I usually carry a computer around, so I might as well get access to Wikipedia and the Wall Street Journal in full color rather than through a reader. My other decision maker was that the Sony Reader looks nice, is thin and has a good button layout, rather than having the poor design (my opinion) that the Kindle has. I do admit that the Kindle does have a nicer selection of books through the first and largest book etailer, Amazon.com; however, with the Sony I can download books from not only the Sony store, but also other ebook online stores, for example, today I purchased 3 books from O'Reily media. With the Sony it's pretty much unlimited where I an download from thanks to its Adobe support. The Kindle does have attractive book prices, usually no more than $9.99, but thanks to DRM I am locked to only buying from Amazon. I can even transfer my PDF's, like IT White papers into the Sony with out having to e-mail anything, simply by transferring it over as if it were a flash drive. The e-reader takes about a second or two to turn pages, but no longer than it would take to turn an actual book page, so I don't know why some complain that it's slow. I am really happy with the Sony Reader so far, but I do recommend that if you don't need one right away, wait 2-4 months for the new Kindle to come out to see what it does. ...hopefully they'll make it easier on the eyes, and open to any store.