London Lite Thursday, 1 October 2009 17 This latest addition to the sony family does not have a touchscreen, but it is the smallest e-book on the market and at 179.99 now also the cheapest. its tiny 5in display is still large enough to get a good reading experience. Although the device is incredibly handy, it crucially lacks features you would normally expect of a reader, such as the ability to search text, a built-in dictionary and a card reader for additional storage and transfer. Waterstones.com 179.99 Sony Pocket edition gizmoforbookfans By the end of the year, Asus is expected to have launched at least two new e-books, a deluxe model and a much cheaper version priced at about 100. Details about the devices are still scant, but it is expected that they will offer dual touchscreens that fold in the middle like the spine of a book. Besides giving it a more tome-like feel, it should also make it possible to read one page and have a web browser open on the other. then you can just flip the device round sideways and one screen will display a touch keyboard, allowing you to use it like a laptop. Asus.com kindle dX British fans of e-books have long moaned about Amazons Kindle range of readers not being available in Blighty. But rumours now abound that this is about to change, with Amazon in the final stages of negotiations with UK phone networks to introduce its Kindle DX. When it comes it will bring with it far more capabilities than current e-books offer over here, not least its ability to download books, newspapers and magazines wirelessly wherever you are, much like an iPhone. Whats more, besides storing up to 3,500 titles, its 9.7in screen is larger than most, making it possible for newspapers and magazines to import their content in its original format, rather than just as text. Amazon.com, $489 (about 300) ASuS hAving already disrupted things by releasing the first low-cost e-book, the makers of Cool- ER are looking to keep up the pressure with plans to launch a new version around January. given the new competition, it seems clear that Cool-ERs will no longer be able to win on price alone, which means the new model will also need wireless capabilities. Firebox.com, 199 (current version) cool-er For the masses: electronic readers will soon carry newspapers and magazines index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html