Originally Posted by BWinmill
I'm under the impression that Consumer Reports is American-centric, so I'm not surprised by them ignoring vendors that have greater appeal internationally. (For example: I'm under the impression that Kobo and Sony have a negligible presence in the U.S., so why would Consumer reports put much emphasis upon reviewing them?)
They only test products *they* can readily buy, preferably at retail.
Right now, Sony and Kobo have near-zero retail presence. And even lower mindshare among the masses.
Amazon and Nook advertise in mass media which puts them within CR's primary zone of interest which is testing advertising claims.