Originally Posted by rsuryase
Unfortunately such products overlap since they are similar and do the same things. I don't think iRex can survive just doing B2B, they need the mass market. Economics rule at the end of the day. SONY will crush iRex if they enter the EU market. The companies that will survive will most likely be big corporations like SONY. Just look at previous ebook reader companies that went under, they were small corporations.
I don't think the Sony will crush the EU market as there is a lot of resistance to DRM. Sony has a very bad name regarding open formats and interoperability. In addition, the Sony isn't suitable for reading A4-documents, which most magazines, newspapers and documents on the web are. It is meant for books only.