To add some fuel to the fire.
EatingPie, I'd quite like the Sony PRS-950 cover with built in light. Any idea where I could get one? I didn't see one at SonyStyle.
I don't think Sony are exiting the reader market at all. I think they're in a holding pattern. Why I do not know, it could be they want to target investment towards a different technology or to wait for the ePub standard to become universally applied - who knows. It's all speculation.
That said, there are fewer and fewer places actually selling the Sony. Given that supply is < demand that really isn't a problem just yet - no point having suppliers with empty shelves. I'd imagine they'll get back on the shelves at some point soon - and in my view it will be some sort of breakthrough tech - ultrathin/ultralight or colour which will make the difference.
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