Sony Releases Two E-Reader Devices To Compete With The Kindle

Earlier this week Sony announced the release of two new devices set to compete with the Kindle.  The two new e-readers will be priced at $200 and $300.  The PRS-300 is known as the Sony Reader Pocket and the PRS-600 is known as the Sony Reader Touch. Both will be available at the end of this month.

The Kindle 2 sells for $300 and the Kindle DX sells for $490, giving Sony a cost advantage.  The Sony Pocket will cost $200 and will have a 5″ display.  Colors for the Pocket will be available in blue, rose, and silver.  The device will be able to hold about 350 eBooks.

The $300 Sony Touch will have a 6″ touch screen display.  Sony Touch users will be able to take handwritten notes using a stylus and virtual keyboard.  All of the notes can be exported or printed.

One of the cons of both e-readers is that they do not work wirelessly.  Sony also plans to reduce the prices of their e-books in order to complete with Amazon and Barnes & Nobles’ e-book store prices.  For $10, Sony Touch and Pocket users can buy new releases and bestsellers.

[via Wired]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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