Google has declined to comment on the reports. If true, however, the move will provide the first real test of whether there really is a market for digital books.
Amazon certainly hopes so. The internet retail giant plans to launch an eBook reader in October. The Kindle is expected to cost between $400 and $500 and will wirelessly connect to an eBook store on the Amazon website.
The wireless connection could come in useful in places where people traditionally pick up a book: airports, railway stations and on holiday.
Sony recently introduced its own eBook reader. The size of a hardback book, the Sony Reader<
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