I got a tweet this morning from a friend. He'd read CR's recent review of the Nook Touch and he was curious about a rumor tucked into the end of the article.
We're waiting to receive and test at least one other e-book reader: the Kobo eReader Touch, which also has a Pearl E Ink touchscreen. And an announcement is expected this month on a new line of Sony Reader e-book devices; the current Readers also have E Ink touch-screens.
Initially I wrote this off as linkbait, but now I'm not sure.
I really don't think this rumor is true. I've looked and I cannot recall any other rumors about Sony announcing new ereaders in June, so CR seem to have come up with this on their own. Normally I'd leave it there, but then I started looking at the time line and I realized that CR might be on to something (maybe).
Sony have launched at least one new Sony Reader each year since 2007. For the first 2 years Sony launched in the fall but for the past couple years Sony launched in August. We're in late June now, so an August launch isn't too far away.
There's at least a small chance that CR got wind of the upcoming launch. I'm still not sure I believe it, but I do think that it is almost as likely that someone got the date wrong as opposed to getting the entire rumor wrong.
What do you think?