The Sony Reader
The Sony Reader has arrived. If you follow the link you can see a demonstration. About the size of a paperback it has enough memory to hold the contents of around 80 books, and it will take an extra memory card if that’s not enough for you. You can also play mp3 and audio files on it, and the device comes with a cradle to enable you to download files from your pc.
Sony claim that the Reader‘s screen is like paper and that it is as easy to read as normal print. The screen is not backlit and uses new technology which makes it usable in dark or light conditions and from almost any angle. The device has the ability to read personal documents as well as e-books. At the touch of a button you can reformat the text to increase or decrease size or to make it read in landscape or portrait mode.
Battery life is claimed to support the viewing of up to 7500 pages. Initial price will be around $350.00.