I see that Amazon's Kindle is now available in the UK, though you have to order via Amazon.com and you get a North American mains adapter included for your pains.
Anyhow, the dream of an electronic book free of USB cables and desktop computers comes ever closer. E-book readers are lovely objects but Whispernet-type connections are the key to blasting the competition out of the water.
Competitors take note. It's the access and library that really count - not the pretty face on the outside any more.