"CNET has it all wrong...AGAIN"3.5 starson by Rod Roddy
Pros: Stylish aluminum casing, razor thin, touch screen, free EPUB book downloads, included stylus, very good battery life
Cons: I'll be the first to admit there is a bit of a glare issue, expensive
Summary: I bought the Sony PRS 505 for my girlfriend more than a year ago, good device when compared to the first gen Kindle. Recently she upgraded to the second gen Kindle solely because Amazon had better prices on the ebooks.
Enter the new PRS 600, she bought it on Sunday and I have to say after going through the menus and reading a chapter in one of the books--this thing is pretty cool. The reason she went back to Sony is because Sony now offers the same pricing for ebooks as Amazon. PLUS the Sony Reader supports a lot more formats including Adobe's EPUB, which means free books to borrow(for 21 days) from your local libraries website. The touch screen is responsive and when turning pages it's more like having a real book in front of you as you swipe the pages to advance. Although you can use the buttons if you prefer.
The one factor that some may find as a deal breaker is the glare on the screen--which honestly is not as bad as CNET makes it out to be. This is an unbiased review as the Reader isn't mine, and I've had a change to really fiddle with both the 2nd gen Kindle and now the Sony Reader 600.
Do your self a favor if your planning on buying an e reader in the near future, first off don't take what CNET says as the gospel truth, and secondly go out to your nearest Borders books and demo the new Sony readers (there are 2 of them)for yourself, this way you can make the best informed decision.