second-generation model, which means that the current model was discounted. Since the main difference is that the new model has WiFi connectivity -- and I'm not about to go traipsing around the neighbourhood to find a hotspot every time I want a book -- I thought I'd take the plunge and get myself one of the "old" models.
After I read a book or two on this device, I think I'm going to give it a proper review. I'm curious to see how I like reading e-books (as opposed to paper books). I did try the Kobo in the store a little bit, but I haven't gotten to look at all the bells and whistles yet.