Sony announced the third new model of eBook Reader, this month. This new model has a larger screen, in addition to a built-in 3G modem and seems to be a direct competitor to the larger Kindle DX model.
Sony’s products have an distinct advantage over the Kindle in the fact that they directly support Adobe Acrobat PDF files which can be directly loaded through memory cards or a USB connection.
Sony also announced that it will be possible to borrow books from local public libraries in the US, for reading in the eReaders, with the book automatically expiring at the end of a 21-day loan period.
While I still haven’t been able to experiment with these devices, Sony’s product line and related initiatives seem to indicate that the company is really committed to eBooks.