New E-Readers Coming Soon

February 17, 2010

I’ve been reading on a Kindle for almost two years now, and I absolutely love it! It is by far my favorite electronic gadget — better than my iPod, iPhone, i-anything! And yet it’s not perfect, mainly because it can only read Amazon’s proprietary .azw files (or plain txt files). This means I can’t take advantage of my library’s website to check out e-books that are in protected .pdf or epub formats, thereby greatly limiting the amount of books I can read.

I’m actually thinking of getting another device, one that can handle those free e-books from the library. Fortunately for consumers, a bunch more e-readers are scheduled to hit the market. I just read an article from the CES about devices like the Sprint Skiff, Plastic Logic Que, Samsung E series, enTourage eDGe, something called Alex from Spring Design, and of course the entire Sony lineup as well as the B&N Nook. Many of these devices go one step further than the Kindle and offer consumers an enticing extra feature or two, such as a full web browser for when you absolutely need to check http://www.wrinkletreatment.org in the middle of your reading, a color touch screen, or the ability to play videos. I don’t know if I necessarily need my e-reader to do all that, but it might come in handy, I guess.

Anyway, I’m still a long way from buying another device. All of these things cost well over $300, which is money I don’t have right now!

2 Responses to “New E-Readers Coming Soon”

  1. That flexible screen e-Reader will blow the iPad out of the water!

  2. The flexible one is the Sprint Skiff… and it does look sweet!

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