The Kindle's wifi access works well where I live and work so I expect the Sony's on-board wifi to be the same. That means it will probably encounter wifi problems when trying to connect to the internet in many Irish wifi hotspots (places requiring a browser log-in) and it probably won't work well with the wifi on public transportation. But when it connect, it will give me access to more than two million titles in Sony's Reader Store.
We need more than one flavour of eReader because I think our children will see the day when they can borrow books from the local public library and that's easier done with the Sony eReader. It's also easy as a link to download Google public domain books with the Sony eReader.
I am planning to convert a lot of Mia's primary school books onto e-ink. When they go to the Sony PRS-T1, they will be in the lightest eReader on the market. The PRS-T1 weighs less than six ounces. That's lighter than a paperback. Plus its slim curved profile makes it easy to hold.
Our kids are growing up in a touchscreen world and they seem prone to tapping the face of the Kindle instead of using its side toggles to turn pages. A simple touch of the PRS-T1 screen and you can call up your favorite books, swipe to turn pages and pinch to zoom in and out.
I've used the Pearl's V220 glare-free screen inside and outside. I find it easier to read outside than inside. The screen has no backlight or flicker like a standard LCD screen and it features eight adjustable font sizes plus adjustable contrast and brightness