Here are 2 of the oldest ebook readers on the US market. The larger device is the Softbook Reader, and it's a generation older. It has a 9.75" screen, 33.6 modem, funky internal Flash card (8MB), and a stylus.
The smaller device is the GEB2150, and as you can see it is clearly based on the same hardware design. it improves on the design by adding a CF card slot, ethernet port, and going with a slightly less monstrous 8" screen.
I've been wanting to put these 2 devices next to each other for the longest time now, but I couldn't do that until my Softbook arrived this week. Now I know for sure what the hardware looks like. And now that I've posted these pictures, so do you.
Here's a few photos that show the major differences between the 2 devices. Click to enlarge.