Sony is extending its eBook line up with two new models. The Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition will both be available to pre-order from tomorrow (26th August) from Sony.co.uk and Sony Centres.
The Reader Pocket Edition sports a 5inch electronic paper display and is available in rose pink and silver finishes. It can store approximately 350 standard eBooks and provides up to two weeks of reading on a single battery charge.
The Reader Touch Edition features a menu-driven six-inch touchscreen panel. Users can type with the virtual keyboard and make handwritten notes with the stylus, which can be exported and printed out for easy reference. The Reader Touch Edition includes an onboard Oxford English Dictionary to look up word meanings and also offers five adjustable font sizes, as well as expansion slots for both Memory Stick and SD cards. It comes in black or silver finishes.
Both models feature Sony’s E Ink Vizplex electronic paper display that mimics the look of ink on paper. They will ship with a protective sleeve and USB cable, and both models support EPUB, the industry-standard for eBooks.
Users can start to build their eBook libraries with the hundreds of free classic titles that will be available for download from sony.co.uk/reader once their Reader is registered after purchase. Titles include The Jungle Book, Pride & Prejudice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Great Expectations. They will be grouped by genre for simple navigation and selection.