Sony puts Reader in your pocket


Sony puts Reader in your pocket

Cliff Saran

Sony has unveiled two Reader models, to add to its family of electronic book devices, one pocket-sized, the other offering a touch screen.

The Reader Pocket Edition uses a five-inch electronic paper display and is available in rose pink and silver finishes. The device can store approximately 350 standard eBooks and provides up to two weeks of reading on a single battery charge, Sony said.

The Reader Touch Edition features a menu-driven, six-inch touchscreen panel that enables users to page turning, highlight text and take notes with the swipe of a finger or by using the included stylus. Users can type with the virtual keyboard and make handwritten notes with the stylus, which can be exported and printed out, Sony said.

Sony's eBook Library software 3.0 is included in both versions, which now includes support for Apple Macintosh as well as PCs, allowing users to read any Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, BBeB files, or other text file formats on the Reader. Users can access free electronic books from the Sony Reader website.

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