Really needed another ereader in this house. Honestly we did. But what we really were contemplating was a tablet. I'd never in a pink fit buy a shopping device disguised as an ereader - hardwiring myself to a single bookshop / outlet / format - loathe that sort of lockdown in everything - hardware / operating systems / platforms - anything. So have been looking at various tablet options, and had already purchased a few cheap Android devices just to get a feel for what's around. (Perfectly useable, not quite as flexible as what I ultimately wanted, even though we use all the devices around here for specific purposes).
Was very very pleased therefore to find / purchase and now been happily using this gadget for a little while now:
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
With the detachable keyboard this is almost too perfect to be true.
Used as a tablet it has all the features / capacity you'd expect of a really good, responsive and elegant tablet device.
Add the keyboard and you've got a device which makes actually responding to email / working with files possible.
As it's running Android the apps on it and my Smartphone are easy to synchronise - and I have already loaded a client for ebooks.com, Dymocks, Kindle, and Kobo - as well as downloaded ebooks purchased from Angus & Robertson, Read without Paper and other locations.
The provided elibrary app is easy to use and interacts with all the "shop fronts" which makes a simple, one stop shop interface for accessing the books - regardless of where I've purchased them from.
The book catalogue software I use runs on it (which includes the ability to turn the camera into a scanner for reading barcodes... best thing in the world in a bricks and mortar when I'm trying to remember if we've got a particular DTB).
WiFi enabled, excellent storage, and the added benefit of a battery in the keyboard and the tablet - so increasing the battery life markedly.
Honestly it couldn't be better if it tried.