It took a while, but we’re finally catching up.
Waterstones will start selling the Sony Reader in September (for £199), while Borders / Books Etc here have the iLiad Book Edition in stores.
I’ve had a peek at the iLiad, and while I love the fact the screen size is so much larger than the Sony Reader, I can’t justify spending £399 on another ebook device (plus I have all my ebooks in LRF format, and I’m not prepared to spend hours converting them to the Mobipocket format!)
I’m happy that Sony is releasing their Reader here in the UK, mainly because now I don’t have to live in fear that I’ll break mine with no easy way to get it repaired. I’m wondering about UK ebook pricing though, I’m hoping that they will be cheaper than paper books.