In our evaluation, Sony's Readers (pictured) beat out Amazon's Kindles with four advantages to three. But the fact that no one reader is the runaway winner -- Amazon would have smoked this field with its Kindle 2 alone back in February -- shows just how much the e-reader competition is growing.
Will Amazon battle back? Will Sony pull farther ahead? Of course, as we see in the next slide, neither may be around for very long ...