Bloomberg are reporting:
KDDI Corp.’s e-book venture with Sony Corp., Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co. and Toppan Printing Co. is in talks with hardware makers to expand its lineup of reader devices to compete with Apple Inc.’s iPad.
“Various negotiations are under way, and we’re hoping to have something concrete by the end of the year,” Toshitake Amamiya, who heads the e-book business at KDDI, said in an interview today. Amamiya declined to name the companies.
It's not your imagination; the news really is that thin. Basically you could have stopped reading at the title.
P.S. I don't like the way most sites fluff out an article, don't you?