Where'd he get that model number? The new Sony Reader PRS
Wasn't EBR-500 the model for the prototype of the EBR-1000 (i.e. the Libriť)?
While I don't mean to argue with Nick, and certainly meaning him no disrespect, I believe I'll stick with PC Mag's report of by the end of October.
I haven't seen anything to contradict it that isn't based on the assumption that "the holidays" means Christmas or New Year's.