Sony is getting out of the ebook business in the United States and Canada, and turning its customers (there aren’t many of them at this point) over to Kobo.
The first eBook gadget I ever bought was the Sony Reader – even before my first Kindle. I still have it. It seems hopelessly heavy, clunky, and archaic now, but at the time it was obvious that it was the future.
Now Sony is moving on – rumors are that it will also in large part exit the personal computer business in favor of mobile. Maybe if I hang on to my original Sony Reader long enough, it will become a valuable antique I can peddle on eBay,