It seems that Sony is no longer alone in making advances in the eBook. Sharp is entering the fray. According to this post at Gizmodo, Sharp has already built a prototype eBook reader with a screen that is only 1mm thick â€” inside the transparent plastic case that is thicker.
“Although they donâ€™t plan to have the technology in saleable form until 2007, they already have one major leg up on Sony (and Iâ€™m not just talking about the color screen); since eBooks have already been a major part of Sharpâ€™s Zaurus campaign, their library already has around 7000 titles, compared to Sonyâ€™s meager 100 or so.”
I’m not sure if I would become a user of the technology or not. I hope I don’t sound too old school, but I still like the book and its bound pages. I have a Palm, color screen included, and I use it as an eBook reader–for reading eBooks but mostly for magazine articles. And it has its place, especially on the train during my commute. But still, even if the technology was available, I don’t think I could give up the printed page. Let me know what you think.