Originally Posted by Ned
You need to own a reader to join
Technically, you need device
Before the advent and rampant popularity of dedicated e-ink readers, MobileRead had a somewhat broader focus. It included phones, PDAs, even laptops and such because those were the devices available for mobile reading. We still pay some attention to other mobile devices, but the focus has mostly shifted.
That being said, I tend to agree that at least a note that the "device" field could be filled in with something like "none yet" would be a good move.
And yeah, this is definitely the place to offer such suggestions. Our Forum Architect, Alex, does make it a point to read posts here, and is pretty good about acting on them. However, he also has quite a back-log in his in-box so it can sometimes take him a while to get to things.