i agree with you there. the books i buy are from kobo and i have never had any problems with them. one thing that does amuse me is the copious emails with discount offers i get from kobo. reason; when i try and apply discount code to the book i want to buy in invariably get the message "the publisher does not allow us to discount this title". what really is pissing me of at the moment is not sony but the publishers. they seem to have learned nothing from the mp3 debacle. i notice that most of the publisher have now withdrawn from overdrive library lending(apparently due to some dispute with amazon in america). this will kill one of the best features of the t1 as no new books will now be added to the uk library stock through overdrive(if i understand it correctly).
when i buy a product i want the product to be mine to do with what i want. you dont buy a car only to be told that only you can drive it. ranting i realise so thank good for calibre.
I too bought my Prs-T1 in November expecting the Reader store to be opened shortly thereafter. If the store fiasco wasn't so tragic, I'd be laughing.
My reasons for buying this device over the oppositon - Easily Available in UK / SD card storage / access to Local Borough E-Library service / touch screen.... nearly imported a Nook but didn't starting to wish I had now.
I like the hardware but the companion software is rubbish my advice to anyone trying to use the Reader PC App - AVOID Like the plague !......give me calibre any day.
Come on Sony get it together I'd like to be able to use an integrated store LIKE I WAS TOLD I WOULD !
We have had the same problem, purchased the PRS-T1 to be able to download through wifi sony reader store. We were not told that this was not up and running.
I have a kindle myself, if I was you I would return it and but a kindle, so much easier to use and download books.