Originally Posted by nekokami
It all depends on whether they want to sell hardware or content. Personally, I have a hard time understanding why they jumped into the hardware market, with so many less expensive readers already out there. Whether it's the EVDO connection or something to do with the way they want to use the keyboard, it had better be a huge usability improvement over existing models.
The potential is there. They can absolutlely lock down an ebook to one reader, attracting authors/publishers, offer subscription/rental models, and a lot of other things with EVDO. It also should be usable by a lot of people that don't understand or use computers. Combine that with the possiblity of adjusting the font size, and you've got a device that might be attractive to the 'Gray Panthers.'