If you like to read on a grayscale eInk screen, your time is now. Between the reduced-price Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, you now have two fantastic premium eReaders that are easy to view in bright sunlight or the darkest room. On the lower end of the price spectrum, you still have the $69 Kindle and $99 Nook Simple Touch.
Since both Barnes & Noble and Amazon just refreshed their eReader lines in the past few weeks, we don’t expect any new models for a year. And it’s hard to imagine what additional features you’d want from an inexpensive eInk device that you don’t get now. Someday, these companies may come out with color eInk readers, but right now that technology is cost prohibitive and not particularly attractive.