Which brings us to the latest entry in the e-reader field, the Literati, from The Sharper Image. Priced at just $159, one doesn’t expect the diminutive product to be an iPad clone, and of course it’s not. First off, like the Kindle and Sony Reader products, it is strictly for reading printed materials, not for surfing the Web or playing with apps.
Why does he call it diminutive? Its huge! I'm not fond of e-reader devices that have a keyboard jutting off the bottom like that (including the kindle) and this keyboard looks like crap. Add to this the huge bezel and you have the bigger-than-a-breadbox handheld device. I can't imagine holding this one-handed for more than a minute or two.
I like the size of the screen and the fact that its color, but the lack of touchscreen and a measly 512Mb is a deal-breaker. I'd pick it up if it was sub-$100, but only if the firmware updates are sweeping and coming soon.