ts Posted November 21, 2009 Share Posted November 21, 2009 So I've been looking at getting an e-book reader as a gift for a family member ... the "Kindle" and the "Sony Reader Touch Edition" seem to be the front runners in terms of features & functionality, with the Sony actually getting better reviews based on the research I've done. Here's the catch - I have some concerns in that the Sony reader apparently uses a proprietary file format - not "Kindle compatible" - meaning you might want to buy an e-book but can't get it for the Sony. Apparently, ANY book sold on Amazon is "Kindle compatible" since Amazon promotes the Kindle? This smells like the old "VHS vs BetaMax" battle - what e-book file format will win out? I don't want to get an e-book reader that can only be used to read a smaller percentage of all the books in the world because of it's proprietary file format restrictions. Anybody have any experience or advice on this? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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