I have a Sony and I like it. The page turn is actually not as annoying after a while, I find that I anticipate it better and don't notice the delay any more than I do when I'm turning the page of a real book. It's fantastic for travelling as I would normally pack at least 4 thick books for a fortnight's holiday.
The things that annoy me about the Sony reader are being tied to Waterstones to buy from, the limited range of books and having to pay more for an e-book than the same book would cost in paper form from somewhere like The Book Depository or Amazon. I would definitely consider changing if I can get a better range of books from Amazon for the Kindle.
amazon say there's 350, 000 title plus newspapers and magazines. Being in Germany, it would be fab to get eg the times delivered daily, or indeed, any english langauge book within the minute rather than waiting a week and paying well over the odds.
Plus, as dh is such a bookworm, it would cut the clutter in our house considerably - we have piles of books in the bedroom, as all the (many) bookshelves are overflowing
Having read a bit more on Amazon it seems as though it's going to be just as expensive, if not more so. New releases will be between $11.99 and $13.99 which is quite heafty I think, even with a favourable exchange rate. They do say that there are 70,000 title priced under $5.99, but obviously there's no guarantee that any of them will be ones that I want.
Having said that, I did a quick search on a couple of authors that I wanted to buy for the Sony but couldn't, and the Kindle store does have them. But I could (and did) order paper copies of the books for just over half the Kindle price which is quite a difference IMO.
It was $389 including customs duty, delivery and a cover <gulp>. I had asked for one for Christmas though, so will get money from mum, PIL etc towards it.
I see it as a complement to paper books, rather than a replacement. I intend to buy rereadable books for it that I know will stand up to being read and reread as it will be my plane reading - I need at least 4 books to just get me to the US and back, and it's a right pain.
You can charge via USB which is convenient, rather than having another charger to carry
I've just been googling this morning for book readers and had spotted that the Kindle could now be ordered. I had been thinking of one for DHs birthday next week, but if I'm going to go for this it would have to be for Christmas instead.
CMOT US$389 doesn't seem too bad including even a cover. Cheaper than the Ereader touch which I'd looked at. Update us when it arrives!
They have just sorted out the 3G connection in the UK, so the newspapers will arrive automatically just as they do in the US. They just haven't put everything onto Amazon UK yet - website says that will happen soon