In an effort to compete with Amazon's Kindle, Sony is opening up their Reader to be compatible with all publishers of e-books who use the EPUB standard. Currently Amazon offers over 140,000 titles while Sony is struggling with about 45,000.
"This upgrade opens the door to a whole host of paid and free content from third-party e-book stores, Web sites and even public libraries," said Steve Haber, senior vice president of consumer product marketing for Sony Electronics.
This is a positive step towards helping the e-book industry evolve in general. Read the full article here.