Sony unveils budget eBook device


5 Aug 200933 Views

With two brand new models of the Sony Reader announced, Sony will be going head-to-head with Amazon’s Kindle, offering an aggressively priced US$200 Reader Pocket Edition alongside a US$300 version – the Reader Touch Edition – with a 6-inch screen and as the name suggest, touch interface.

Interestingly neither of these models – the PRS-300 and PRS-600 – will have wireless connectivity like the Kindle but they both use the same E-Ink display technology as the Kindle and original Reader, which is designed to prevent eye strain and give better battery life (up to two weeks) to the devices.

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Sony’s previous touch-screen Reader, the PRS-700, never reached the Irish market so these two new models will be replacing the current PRS-505, which currently sells for €249.