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E-Book reader roundup: Will Kindle catch fire?

My firm, College Prowler, sells higher-education guides. A slew of next-generation electronic books now hitting the market might seem the perfect solution for us. Why deal with printing or inventory? But I'd had bad experiences with earlier e-book models when we founded the company in 2002. Is the e-book finally ready to do for publishing what the iPod did for the music industry? To find out, I put the latest models to the test.

The PRS-505
Sony
The PRS-505
$299

The Sony PRS-505 was thin, light, and very intuitive. It didn't suffer page-turning lag, but it has no Internet connection: You download from a computer. Sony has the most extensive library, with thousands of titles.

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Last updated January 16 2008: 3:59 PM ET

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