Originally Posted by sic
On the other hand I'd like to push SONY to provide software updates or open up the platform, otherwise we'll end up with a closed device that'll be worthless in 6 month even though we invested 350$ in it and the hardware would not pose such limitations.
I don't follow you, sic. Why will the Reader be "worthless" in 6 months? If one uses it for what it is - IMHO, at least - best at, which is reading RTF-format fiction, it's not going to get "worse" at doing that than it is now, is it?