Some pieces of additionalnews for today…
Firstly,have dropped the price by $20 (to $259), and should be providing a $20 refund to all early purchasers. This makes the a little better value, although it’s believed the real reason behind the price drop is the announcement by US Bookstore Barnes & Noble who launched their Nook eBook reader (below) this week. Now, this device looks interesting, partly because it has a colour touchscreen at the bottom for controlling the device, and partly because it uses the Android OS, which may mean future support for additional applications.
Also, B&N seem to be a little more open about their device; they confirm it can read ePUB and PDF files directly, implying (to some degree) that they do not want to limit their purchasers to only buy books from their eStore (of course, with applications like Calibre,users can equally get this type of content onto their device). However, there are no plans for making this available in the UK (yet).
Secondly,have announced their application, which along with their / application, expands where and how you can read your eBooks, and now allows you to read your Books on the PC. It will also synchronize your last page read and annotations that you add to the eBooks (and this sync is bi-directional). It’s not available yet, but should be shortly, and even offers a couple of extra facilities for Windows 7 users (XP, Vista and Windows 7 are the only OSes supported).
Finally, if you have anbut feel some of the prices for accessories in the marketplace are a little high, you might want to head over to , who now have a section covering most of the things you could ever need for your new device, including UK charges, cases, screen protectors and more.