Would A Touch-Screen Kindle Make Me Switch?
Frankly, yes. The Sony pocket eReader is a thing of beauty and a wonder, by far the easiest, most stylish and lightest eReader on the market, but to use it I have to download ePub copies from the appalling Waterstone’s website, which feels like it was designed by someone who was kicked out of IT classes.
Worse still – I’d say that about a quarter of the books available at the Kindle store are not available to Sony users because of DRM. If Kindle could fire their design team and get someone from Apple, they’d have the deal sewn up. So, touch-screen, long battery life, fully available back-catalogue, sorted.
However, having recently researched some SF Bs – Bester, Ballard, Bradbury – and found nothing at all available, I think it’s going to be quite a time yet…