Sony plans to release a new model that will let people effortlessly download e-books without messing with a connection with a desktop or laptop. And Sony’s wireless will work with a bunch of bookstores, not just the house one.
He doesn’t include any sources, so, frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it. But if this is true, it would be a huge step forward for ereaders escaping the Kindle hegemony. He also notes, later:
You can fire up a Sony Reader to enjoy books from many public libraries, which undoubtedly will be growing their e-book collections in ’09.
Why is this always an afterthought? I think it’s the best ereader feature out there.