Sony continues its strategy of market occupation of e-paper readers with two new models, the PRS-600 Touch Edition and the PRS-300 Pocket Edition.
The market of e-paper readers is still in its maturation phase, seeking its economic model, sometimes with a few false notes, such as the recent case of the destruction at a distance by Amazon books stored on its Kindle reader, for intellectual property issues .
And while Amazon has developed an interesting system, providing cellular connectivity directly into the reader and creating a catalog Therefore, Sony can not rest on the second point.
A few days after announcing the presence of not less than one million titles in the public domain, obtained through the scanning program of Google for its ebook store, complementing the announcement already made several months ago, two new e-paper readers are announced, the Sony Reader PRS-600 Touch Edition and Reader PRS-300 Pocket Edition. A tactile model and one for entry-level
Both are equipped with Vizplex technology provided by E Ink and a i.MX Freescale processor . The PRS-600 has a 6 "touchscreen display for easy navigation and a stylus for taking notes, with the possibility of exporting them.
Sign of the times, the device has two ports for memory cards, one for Memory Stick Pro Duo and one for SD cards. Carrying a dictionary, it will be offered for 299 dollars.
The other model, the PRS-300 Pocket Edition, has its own 5" non-touch display and will be available in several colors. It is designed for browsing with one hand and its compact size would take it with itself.
Capable of storing 350 ebooks in its 512 MB of internal memory, it offers two weeks of autonomy and placing on its low price, 199 dollars to try to reach new audiences. Two readers e-paper available in the United States by the end of August.