New e-readers from Sony - writing on the wall for the Kindle?
While we continue to wait for Amazon to pull their finger out and give us the goddamn Kindle, Sony are cranking out their range of e-readers, in a manner not entirely unlike Apple's progression of the iPod:
You've got the Sony Reader Pocket Edition with a 5-inch screen (left), the Reader Touch Edition with a 6-inch screen (centre) and the all-new Daily Edition (right). In the US market the Daily Edition will be $399, the Touch will be $299 and the Pocket Edition will be $199. The trio will be available in December - isn't that when they have Christmas too?
All three are due to be launched at the British Library today, which is good new for those of you who like your literature in digital form. At least it's all you're going to get, since Amazon still has no release date for their Kindle product in the UK. It only been around in the US for two years now so take your time, eh? Rumours suggest Amazon are close to a UK release, although if you believe every rumour hear you'll have tried cutting a pane of glass with a pair of scissors. It works if you try it underwater.
Meanwhile, here's an advert for another trio: