The Brief Guide To eReaders/Tablets Right Now

This is not comprehensive, but those currently in the OK to Buy category are unlikely to lose their spots between now and the end of the year. There are a few more tablets due to arrive, but it’s too early to list them here.

eReaders

OK to Buy:
Amazon Kindle 3 (WiFi or WiFi/3G)
Sony Reader 350 and 650
Kobo Reader

Avoid:
Barnes & Noble Nook (see why)
ECTACO jetBook
Aluratek Libre
Augen The Book
Pandigital Novel (both models — white and black)
Cruz Reader
All the other crap coming out

Tablets:

OK to Buy:
iPad
Samsung Galaxy Tab

Might be worth buying (awaiting reviews):
Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Archos 101 Internet Tablet
ViewSonic Viewpad 7
Cruz Tablet (very iffy)

Avoid:
Pandigital Novel (both models — white and black)
Cruz Reader
Augen Gentouch 78
SmartQ T7

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