Originally Posted by amjbrown
I agree entirely. I paid well over $200 for my early (in the UK) Touch and cover. It's one of my most treasured gadgets, and I've had a new iPad every launch day so far.
An eInk reader is a specialist device for prolific readers.....
Harry and amj - my feelings exactly.
I am a readerholic, as are all the family, and simply want a specific device that will further my enjoyment of reading - I only want to read, as easily, as well, and as simply as possible, not do anything else with it. Good colour illustrations are about the only major thing extra I'd like.
I don't even use wifi much on the T1, I'm very happy with Calibre, it's simple and does the job superbly, and that's also what I look for in a reader.
I do have different readers for certain circumstances - the 350 for travel, waiting rooms, Heathrow airport, etc... for example - but they are all for reading, not multi-entertainment centres.