Thanks for picking this up.
What with this and the Telegraph
article, it appears that the Waterstones and Sony PR engine is getting going. Strangely this article reads like the journalist has actually played with a device. I may think some of the reasons against the device are silly, but at least they've said something (would have been nice a positive or two had been found).
It would be nice if the journalists could speak with people who actually like these devices to get a balanced view. Are there any journalists reading this site?