Monday, January 22, 2007
This digital device from Sony lets you read eBooks from anywhere on its high-resolution, paper-like display. About the size of a paperback, the lightweight Sony Reader ($TBA; available this spring) holds up to 80 average-size books in digital format and also has Memory Stick and Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card slots. It sports a 6-inch screen, battery life equivalent to roughly 7,500 page turns, and can also store and display personal documents in Adobe PDF format, web content like blogs or news feeds, and JPEG photos. Sony's Connect store plans to offer thousands of downloadable eBooks — fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers, well-known authors, classics and more — along with software to manage purchased eBooks and easily transfer them to the device.