$139. Touchscreen, lighter, smaller, e-ink, battery lasts practically till next year.
Kobo released a new touchscreen reader , too, this month.
"One problem with the e-reader market is that if you purchased books from Amazon's Kindle bookstore, you won't be able to read them on a Nook and vice versa. This is an enormous disincentive for people who purchased books from one company to switch to another company's products, regardless of price and features."
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That's why dedicated readers may be perfect for some--low price for children, the non-techies among us, but for anyone else there is going to be a migration away from readers to tablets.