E-book readers are getting a lot of buzz, so we're throwing them into the Prizefight ring.
Sony announced the PRS-700, a new digital reader that features a touch-screen display and built-in light. It will go on sale in November for $400.
The PRS-700 takes one step forward for Sony digital readers--and a couple leaps back.
Sony's third-generation e-book reader may not have wireless capabilities like the Amazon Kindle, but it's got a touch screen and a built-in reading light.
To promote its new Sony Reader, the PRS-700, Sony is having Dave Farrow sit in a display window in Manhattan and read all day long for the month of October.
A poster named aafuss in the Sony Insider forums announced quite a little online discovery: the service manuals for two new Sony Readers: the PRS-300 and PRS-600. Both models should be hitting the market soon.
While it's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.
Sony has launched the $199 Reader Pocket Edition and $299 Reader Touch Edition, both of which hit stores at the end of August. It's also matching Amazon's $9.99 price tag on new releases and best sellers.
While Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader.
While there's been lots of e-reader news in recent weeks, precious little has been heard about a new e-reader from Sony. Is it coming soon? We play the speculation game with an assist from the MobileRead forums.