I've been researching eReader devices online. I'm currently looking at the Sony PRS300. I was thinking of stopping at Best Buy tomorrow to have a look at it. But, I'm having trouble understanding the file format. I know Sony has a store to buy books, but what about Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. Will eBooks purchased from them work on the Sony?
The Sony Supports a variety of media formats
Including ePub, BBeB, Adobe PDF, TXT, RTF and Microsoft Word text formats.
The eBooks purchased at B&n and Amazon will not work on a Sony Reader. But, the eBooks purchased from Simon & Schuster will work on a Sony Reader.
The Apple Tablet, possibly called the iSlate, is only a few weeks from being announced. Availability is rumored to be a mere month away. I would wait.
If there is going to be such a device, it won't be an eBook reader. So keep it out of the equation as it doesn't fit.