Sony Pips The Kindle in UK With PRS-505 Reader
The second-genÂ book replacerÂ from Sony, the PRS-505 Reader is smaller than a hardback, has memory to store up to 160 e-books, which is expandable via an optional Memory Stick or SD Memory card, and it can also be used as a mass storage device for file transfers.
Weighing a comfy 260g it is said to have a battery life
“equivalent to approximately 6,800 continuous page turns“
– When I turn a pageÂ I use noÂ battery power…..odd that :0P
Reader’s display uses E-Ink technology that means the “pages” are viewable in direct sunlight at angles of up to nearly 180 degrees.
The Reader comes with a USB cable, soft protective case, Sonyâ€™s “e-Book Library” software, 14 pre-loaded excerpts from new and recent books, and, in addition to electronic books, Reader can also store and display personal and business documents in the ePub, PDF, RTF, TXT and MS Word (converted to RTF automatically on the supplied software) formats as well as JPEG images.Â
You can pre-order it from Waterstone’sÂ eitherÂ in storeÂ or online from July 24th.
e-books will be available to download from the e-bookstore on the Waterstoneâ€™s websiteÂ from early September.
Pricing, and exact launch dates TBC.