The 'Sonyinsider' linked article refers to the PRS-300 and PRS-600 models. Is this just a model naming difference for use in different markets? (Why do they do that?!)
I like the idea of an e-book reader, I really do. In fact I have the free Mobipocket Reader software on my Win 7 RC laptop and my Win XP Pro EEE 901 netbook and I use Gutenberg to get lots of out of copyright books; I've yet to investigate Google's offerings. Using Firefox, I can read lots of free online newspapers and 'magazines', in high resolution colour at home for free (zero additional cost over my existing cable broadband). With my Vodaphone USB broadband dongle, I can do all this in the middle of a field somewhere at a fairly low cost. I can also watch full length films and listen to a large library of audio files on the built in storage.
Why would I want a tiny, 8-level greyscale display device with a piddling 512MB of internal storage?