Sony e-book readers finally Down Under

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Sony are finally to enter the electronic book market in Australia, with the launch in early September of two models, the Reader Touch Edition and the Reader Pocket Edition. I say finally, as Sony have been making e-book readers since 2004.

The two models, the Reader Touch Edition (pictured below, left), and the Reader Pocket Edition (pictured below, right), are both touchscreen, 6 inch and 5 inch screen size respectively.

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And where will the electronic books to feed the Reader(s) come from? Sony have partnered with the online bookstores of REDgroup Retail – you might have heard of them, but you have heard of the brands they own, Borders, and Angus & Robertson.

The Reader supports an ePub format and other ebook formats, which makes it compatible with a variety of ebook content available online.

Reader Touch Edition features and price

Features: 6” full touch e-ink screen (16 levels grey scale), high contrast, antiglare technology, 2GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB using SD/MS card slot), maximum battery: approx. 10,000 continuous page turns, supports multiple file formats and content, audio player and picture viewer, embedded multilingual dictionaries, Mac and PC compatible, Intuitive Reader Library Software, note taking functions

Price: $299 RRP

Colours: Black, Red

Available: Early September

Reader Pocket Edition features and price

Features: 5” full touch e-ink screen (16 levels grey scale), high contrast, antiglare technology, 2GB internal memory, maximum battery: approx. 10,000 continuous page turns*, supports multiple file formats and content, picture viewer, embedded multilingual dictionaries, Mac and PC compatible, Intuitive Reader Library Software, note taking functions

Price: $229 RRP

Colours: Silver, Pink, Blue

Available: Early September

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