We all know that Sony was the first to dip their toe into the pool of e-book reading, but Amazon gave Sony a run for its money with their Kindle. But now, Sony is once again vying to balance the market wit their new Sony E-Book–Reader Daily Edition. Sony added wireless 3G connectivity from AT&T and a larger 7-inch touchscreen display to their new electronic reader.
This Sony Reader Daily Edition also has a Library Finder that will allow users to borrow e-books from their local libraries for free. “”Sony has given the market what everyone was waiting for in terms of a wireless device. Not only that, they have gone one step further, and shown their latest product is no copycat of the Kindle,” said Sarah Rotman Epps, a Forrester analyst.
You can view the Sony Reader Daily Edition in portrait or landscape mode. In portrait mode, 30 to 35 lines of text are visible, offering an experience compared with that of a printed paperback book edition. The device has an internal memory that can store more than 1,000 e-books, and it has expansion slots for memory cards.
Sony has now partnered with OverDrive–a distributor of e-books to libraries. Now, with the Reader Daily Edition, you can have access to a wide range of e-books from this network.
The Sony Reader Daily Edition will come out in December this year for $400.