I have now found out that the kobo glo is being released on 1st october and that reads epub and mobi format so I think I am going to get that because Barnes and noble do a similar thing to amazon where you can only read book bought off them on the nook. I will still have the kindle as DH will use it but I am disappointed we are not getting the paperwhite here as the back light will be so useful
I want the paperlight but seen as amazon aren't releasing it in the uk anytime soon I may be tempted to swap allegiences (sp?) and get a Barnes and noble Nook with Glowlight here. It is the same as paperlight but works on epub format and apparently they have more books to choose from as some publishers release on epub but not kindle. It will be launched here in John Lewis in october
I've an iPad, I use the kindle app on it a lot. By actual kindle gathers dust apart from if we're going on holiday. The only advantage of a kindle over an iPad is the battery life and the ability to read it in direct sun. Both of these advantages are lost with the new kindle.
But Viva there have been lots of threads about how much people lurve their kindles. I definitely wouldn't be without mine now. I was looking at the amazon site this morning and as I just want a kindle for reading, I'm not sure whether the new flame is particularly necessary. If I didn't have an iPad, I might be more interested.