Sharp planning to launch e-reader

Another day, another e-reader. Sharp, manufacturer of all things high tech (although I honestly haven’t seen them on the American market much recently) is planning to launch and e-book reader that may run on the Verizon network. The reader will use Sharp’s own XMDF (ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format) for e-book files. The company offers 29,000 titles in XMDF for Japanese readers already, although they definite have some catching up to do if they want to beat the entrenched incumbents.

The question is, in short: do we need another e-reader? While I’m all for competition, it seems the Kindle may be the winner, at least in America.

via Computerworld