There are several recent announcements or news of upcoming e-book readers. It seems to me that they are now ready for primetime.
- iRex iLiad 2nd Edition
No huge improvements, but 20% more battery life is always welcome.
- Bookeen Cybook
Comes with 6″ screen with 600 x 800 resolution and no touchscreen. Nice form factor (pocket friendly), supposedly very long battery life and much cheaper than the (quite) pricy iLiad.
- Jinke Hanlin eReader V9
This new e-book reader has A4 size and an optional touchscreen. It is scheduled for end of year (without the touchscreen).
- Amazon Kindle
There are rumours about an e-book reader from Amazon for over a year. A recent New York Times articlemakes this a widespread news.
I really like the look and form factor of the Bookeen Cybook.
A good source about the e-book market is TeleRead.