Sony Launches Reader Daily Edition

Sony today announced availability of the wireless Reader Daily Edition, a new eReader that comes equipped with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity from AT&T.

The Reader Daily Edition includes Sony’s optical touch screen technology on a 7-inch, full touchscreen, according to a press release.

The Reader Daily Edition gives consumers wireless access to Sony’s Reader Store from most of the U.S. via Wi-Fi or 3G and is powered by Gobi Technology by Qualcomm. It also includes basic Web browsing functionality via Wi-Fi and pre-loaded, reading-based URLs, including: Google.com, Wikipedia.org, Twitter.com, Facebook.com, cnbc.com and cnet.com.

There are no monthly fees or transaction charges for the basic wireless connectivity and users still have the option to side load personal documents or content from other compatible sites via USB.

The Reader Daily Edition includes 2 GB of memory and expansion slots for additional memory (up to 32 GB). It is available in silver and currently retails for about $299.

Sony introduces three light, bright touch-screen e-readers

The Reader Pocket Edition, Reader Touch Edition and Reader Daily Edition have had stylish makeovers

The e-reader market is constantly moving, with new models being introduced (and prices dropping) on almost a weekly rate. The latest additions are from Sony, which has revamped its line of Sony Reader e-book readers. While two out of the three new models don’t have wireless connections to a bookstore — and are therefore missing the instant gratification that Amazon’s Kindle offers — the new devices are sleek and good-looking, with a lot of interesting features.
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Get a Sony Reader Pocket Edition for $99.99


Though slightly less tempting now that the Kindle’s down to $139, a Sony Reader for less than $100 is hard to pass up.

And, lo, the era of the sub-$100 e-book reader is finally upon us! Sears (Sears?) has the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300BC for $99.99 (plus $7 for shipping and sales tax in some states). It’s new, not refurbished.

For years I’ve been saying (to anyone who’ll listen–a surprisingly small group) that $99 is the magic price point for e-book readers like this and the Kindle. (Apparently $139 is fairly magical as well, as evidenced by the immediate sellout of Amazon’s new Kindle Wi-Fi.) Read the rest of this entry »

Sony, Following Suit, Cuts Price of Its e-Reader

Sony Corp. shaved as much as $50 off the prices for its e-readers, as its competitors continue to ratchet down what it charges for dedicated digital reading devices.

The Japanese company reduced the price of its high-end “Daily Edition” e-reader to $299, down from $349, and the price of its entry-level device to $149 from $169. Read the rest of this entry »