Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Sony e-book readers have improved screens

Can Sony, a pioneer of e-book readers, catch up to Amazon and its Kindle, which dominate the market? The company will try with revamped, touch-enabled versions of its entire Reader line.
Two models begin shipping today: the Sony Reader Touch, a 6-inch-screen model that will cost $229, and the Sony Reader Pocket, a 5-incher priced at $179. The new version of the 7-inch Sony Daily Edition, $299, the only wireless model in the line, will ship later ("in time for the holidays"), the company says.

The key change to the new Readers lies in their touch screens. Sony says they use unique technology to eliminate the additional layer heretofore required to add touch capability to black-and-white E-ink screens.


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