When I recieved a kindle keyboard 3G Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Display as a gift I loved that I could input text directly instead of having to use a four-way selector as I would with the new kindle wifi, but I still found the experience 'clunky' and very dated. I also found having to zoom and move when reading pdf's a real chore and in the end sent it back.
As a replacement I ordered the new Sony PRS-T1 Sony PRS-T1 Wi-Fi eBook Reader With Superior Paper Like Display Colour BLACK
; WOW! what a difference, a slick, well thought out and much more user friendly experience. The touch screen is intuitive, responsive and a real pleasure when compared to either of the kindles. The touch keyboard is actually faster and more responsive than the real keyboard on the kindle and the whole experience is just so much more satisfying.
The down side and the reason for only 4 stars out of 5 is that it doesn't accept the Amazon *.AWZ or *.mobi formats when they are secured using DRM which makes it a little more difficult to get Amazon books on than a kindle, but this is changing all the time and there are alternative stores and other ways around it. (this also applies the other way round too; you can't read *.epub documents on kindles)
In summary, an amazing piece of technology and leaps and bounds ahead of the kindles but make sure you know what ebooks are compatible before you buy and you won't be disappointed.
Still really happy with this item after daily use for a couple of months.
I disagree with other reviews because:
YOU CAN drag & drop ebooks straight onto the reader in My Computer or Windows Expolrer etc.
If you don't like the bundled Sony Software you can always download Calibre completely free ([...]) which allows all of the copying, moving, backing-up and file conversion functions you are ever likely to need for managing eBooks.
The Sony Store isn't up & running yet but why bother? You can get eBooks from Waterstones, WH Smith, Kobo-Store and plenty of others without any hassle.
There have been several updates to the software in the past few months which shows Sony are contsantly improving thier product to the benfit of the user and I don't recall that with my clunky kindle.