Heh. My first post on this subject – mainly because ebooks are not big in the UK. However, things could change, because for the first time, an ebook reader was featured in the lifestyle section of a Sunday national newspaper. Sure, it was a very short article and more along the lines of a “technology of the future” device, rather than a “buy this now”-type article – but it’s a start!
As much as I want an ebook reader, I think £445 (approx US$900) is a bit steep for the iLiad. It looks brilliant, though, and has wi-fi. I wonder how it compares to the Bookeen (estimated price £400)?
Okay, I’ve just changed my location on the iLiad website to US and the price is now $699. So I get to pay an extra $200 because I live in the UK? Talk about “Rip-Off Britain”. Until the price of ebook readers come down to a reasonable range, I don’t think I’ll be be buying many ebooks. Sigh.