Above a picture of the new IREX DR800 which the e-reader that Barnes and Noble will bring to the market soon. The device is based on the more professional IREX DR1000 which runs Linux + a host of GNOME technologies (GTK+, dbus, etc. etc.).
You can write programs for these devices by installing the SDK. I’ve tried it a while ago and it works pretty nicely. I only find it a pity that IREX doesn’t advertise this at all at their main website. I strongly believe that IREX could build a vibrant developer community if they would market it a bit more. They probably have been really busy cranking out the IREX DR800 for Barnes and Noble.
Let’s hope the device does well and because of that a vibrant developer community will develop itself