Originally Posted by The Cod Father
I actually bought a eReader to just read books.
One of my main reasons, too, for purchasing an e-book reader was to read e-books.
That the Kobo could view PDFs was a bonus although I reasoned ahead of time that unless the PDF file was specifically created for the size of screen on the reader and was merely a scaled down version of a print PDF I would find the experience less than satisfying.
I don't recall seeing anything about viewing newspapers in the literature I reviewed. Even had I consciously perceived it I would have thought it a bonus and not a "deal breaker".
My other main reason for purchasing the original Kobo was that it was the first "serious" reader to break the $150 mark that I had established as being the point at which the common man would spend for an e-book reader.
WiFi? Battery suck. With 1 gig on board and a 2 gig SD card available when would I ever run out of books to read such that I need to purchase one out in the field? OK, WiFi can also be used to sync up so that I can read on another device but I don't own a pseudo-smart phone (how much per month for a data plan?!) nor an iPad (although that may change soon).