The Kindle is EASILY the most versatile. First, there’s the WhisperNet cellular connection (it’s free) that lets you buy any of a bazillion books from almost anywhere in about a minute. Then there’s the fact that Amazon provides free Kindle apps for iPhone, Blackberry, PC, and Mac, all of which beautifully access your Kindle library. Finally, it’s uber-easy to transfer DOC/PDF/etc. to your Kindle; just email the file to your Kindle email address as an attachment, and it shows up on your Kindle almost instantly.
I’m a big reader who strongly resisted e-readers because I’ve always loved the feel and smell of books, but a couple days with a Kindle converted me into an enthusiastic user. I strongly recommend it.
We’ve just ordered a Kindle and can’t wait to get it. I’m a moderate reader and more into junk fiction but my husband is an AVID reader. I’m looking forward to him going nuts with the stacks and piles of texts available to him.
Of course there will be books that he needs/wants hard copies of but soon I’ll be smiling instead of cringing when he walks through the door with armfuls of virtual books. :)
I would love to be able to convert several books that I have as PDFs into Kindle format. I have the Kindle app on my iPad. However, I note that in the Wikipedia article about Kindle that the conversion service is only available for owners of Kindle hardware.