Originally Posted by donbrubaker
Just because you can strip Mobi DRM (not legal in a lot of locations) and then use Calibre to convert the Mobi file to ePub, doesn't mean it's a moot point. The previous device supported Mobi DRM and the Mini supports a completely different DRM. As someone who has a lot of money invested in Mobi DRM books, it's hard to say, just illegally strip the DRM from those several hundred books and then use Calibre to convert each one... so that you can read that book on this new device.
What about offering the Mini in 2 flavors? You can purchase an ePub model or a Mobi model?
Actually BeBook is offering that. They have two different tastes of firmware for the Bebook on their site. Not sure about the Mini, though