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Old 11-09-2007, 04:20 AM   #1
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Agonizing over which to buy

Hello, I am a newbie who is looking to buy a ebook device.

Looks like my options within my price range are Sony Reader, and ebookwise for the most part. Costco is selling Sony Reader units for $250 a piece and it comes with a card to download $50 worth of books.

I have read several reviews just to come away confused, and let me attempt to crystallize my confusion into a few questions.

From reading some reviews, I get the impression that both Sony and ebookwise lock you into their online bookstores. Not very versed in ebook formats, I couldn't fully appreciate the implication of it, if true.

Ideally, I would like a unit that accommodates non-properietary formats. Someone else I believe has said that the ebookwise has a converter which renders this issue moot. How about Sony?
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