With the advent of the iPad and the plethora of cheaper Android tablets that are due to flood the market over the coming months, there’s an increasingly popular theory in the tech industry: the days of the dedicated e-reader are numbered.
As expected, the new lineup of Sony Readers has arrived with the rumored touch capability, though there’s none of the 3G we heard about. Query: why is every company releasing things so late tonight? It’s a good thing I have no life!
$100 has long thought been the magical price point for ebook readers and we’re kind of already there — with refurbished models at least. This Sony Reader deal undercuts the Kindle refurb by a 10 spot and gets us away from three digit prices. However, you should probably opt for the Kindle deal as long as its available. Unless of course you’re against having wireless access to the… → Read More
The Kandle. It’s a pun. Get it? $24.95 on Amazon and works on the Kindle, Sony Reader, and other eBook readers according to the product description. [via Oh Gizmo] → Read More
This is nice. Sony is donating $110,000 to breast cancer research in conjunction with sales of their Pink W Series notebook or their pink Reader Pocket Edition.
Both items are pink and pretty. → Read More
Although I don’t get the feeling that Ian Fleming would have been a big e-book fan (he was a paperback kind of guy), that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be awesome to have a 007-themed Sony Reader. Unfortunately the Reader itself is standard issue — but the cover for it is embossed leather, and the Reader comes with two free Bond books. → Read More
So far eBook devices chief sticking point is the high price. The $300+ range of the Kindle and Sony Reader turns off all but the most avid gadgetphile, book proprietor. Maybe the $259 eSlick by Foxit will find more success even though it opts for a lower price rather than fancy connectivity or e-ink backlighting. It’s still slim at .4-inches thick and ships with 128MB of internal memory… → Read More
Some Sony Reader fanboy might, just might get excited to see a red Sony Reader pics in the vast spans that is the Internet. They say the red looks great thanks to its metallic, matte finish, but it’s kind of hard to tell thanks to amazingly bad photos. So until clear photos come from someone that actually knows how to use a digital camera appear, I’m pull the “pics or it… → Read More
yesterday is dead in the water. Oh, wait, maybe it does. Or at least so says David Rothman over at TeleRead as he compared it to the Edsel, an automobile failure beyond compare in 1958. His key arguments are certainly not offbase – monochrome screen, general suckiness of DRM, only 10,000 or so titles, no backlight, and a relatively high cost for a very limited product. However, all this… → Read More