Crave.CNET.com has given a light review pass to the Sony PRS-505 Reader, the latest update to the eBook/ePaper product line. It sounds better, for sure, but not amazingly so:
Just based on what I've seen so far, however, I think it's fair to say that there's no particular reason to upgrade from the PRS-500 to the PRS-505. If you don't have an ebook reader at all, though, the PRS-505 is the one to get.
In turn, a reader comments:
The Bookeen device is confirmed to release this month, and the Amazon Kindle is rumored for October 15. If these prove to be vapor ware, or if they fail to deliver, then the Sony may still be the best. However, if you don't have one yet, I would wait two weeks before committing.
I'm glad Sony has worked out the kinks all the same. I feel strongly about the ePaper market of the future, but on the other hand I've yet to buy a Sony Reader myself, so I can't feel that strongly about it.