Then when I checked the NY Times online, they had an article about how the new Sony eReaders will support only EPub format. These will not be DRM-free EPub files, mind you. Sony is changing their DRM software, but not doing away with the idea. Further, the article says that Sony plans to launch a third new eReader by the end of the year, in addition to the two launching very soon, and that this third eReader will have wireless (no mention whether it will be wifi or 3G or both).
So, Sony is clearly nor rolling over and playing dead. Kindle may have jumped ahead on popularity, but Amazon has made a few mistakes, and it looks like Sony is loading both barrels and is coming out shooting. Likewise, Barnes & Noble is not ready to yield ground to Amazon, either.
By selling both the eReader and the ebooks, Amazon has two sets of competitors gunning for it. And the eReader side is getting crowded already. I wonder if the ebook side will heat up, too?