Tag Archives: Sony

Got $1,100? Sony is Now Selling the 13.3″ Digital Paper Online

sony-digitalpaper-dpt-s1Sony's 13.3" PDF reader is out of the reach of most of us, but if you're richer than Croesus and in the market and in the market for a limited function device then I have some good news for you.

Sony is now selling the Digital paper DPTS-1 online, direct. My competitor noticed the change earlier today, beating me to the story. You can find the Digital Paper on the Sony Style website, and if you are looking for one of their three resale partners then you should visit Sony's business/commercial sales website. Continue reading

It’s Official – the Sony Reader is Kaput

Sony T2 readerSony has confirmed today that they will not be making another ebook reader - not even for their sole remaining market in Japan.

There will be no PRS-T4, and lesen.net reports that the remaining stock of the Sony Reader PRS-T3 will be sold until it runs out. That device was was launched last fall in Europe but never shipped in the US, so I'm not sure how many people actually have one. Continue reading

It’s Not Dead: Sony Releases Updates for Sony Reader App for iDevices

sony reader logojSony may have shut down their ebook store in much of the world but they continue to invest in the Sony Reader Store in Japan.

Over the past couple days Sony has rolled out a couple updates to their ebook service, including a new browser reader and an update to the Sony Reader app for iDevices. Continue reading

The Other Shoe Drops – Sony to Close Worldwide Reader Store, Hand Customers to Kobo

The ebooksony kobo logo retailer formerly known as Sony sent out an email to its customers this morning, telling them that it plans to close the Reader Store in Europe and Australia in the middle of June.

It's official: Sony is (mostly) getting out of ebooks. Continue reading

Ten Years Ago This Week, the Sony Librie Ships in Japan

The sony librie 1grandaddy of all modern ebook readers shipped 10 years ago this week in Japan.

The Sony Librie was certainly not the most successful ereader, but it paved the way for all that came after. Its influence can be seen in everything from the keyboard on the original Kindle to the 6" screen found on most ebook readers today. Continue reading

Sony Releases New Sony Reader App for iPad, iPhone With Epub3 Support

sony reader logojSony launched a new version of the Sony Reader app for iOS earlier this week, and for the first time the app now offers limited support for Epub3. But only if you buy ebooks in Japan.

As odd as it may sound, Sony has released a new reading app which is only available in iTunes Japan, and it appears to only work with the Sony Reader Store in Japan. If you try to download the app from the US iTunes you will get the older app, which was made by Bluefire. Continue reading

My E-Reading Life: Greetings from New Contributor

parentshouseHello, everyone. Those of you who’ve been following e-reading for a while might know me as former Senior Writer for TeleRead.com, where I’ve been for the last six years. I talked a little about the history of e-reading that happened during the six years I was writing there in my farewell post to the site.

For my inaugural post here, I thought I would go into my own personal e-reading background and what my hopes are for the future of e-books. Once you know where I’ve come from, then you can follow where I’m going. Let’s begin.

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Sony PRS-300 on sale at Big Lots – $99

This isn't a very good deal, but I'm posting it just incase some one is interested.

Big Lots are currently carrying refurbished Sony Reader PRS-300 for $99. This is Sony's older ereader with a 5" E-ink screen. It doesn't have Wifi, a touchscreen, or any of the annotation options of the current generation, but it does support Adobe DE DRM, at least.

I would avoid this ereader because there are better options in the $99 price range. This ereader is small, yes, but it lacks a card slot and it only has 512MB of Flash storage. Plus, it's refurbished.