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
Sony 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
Sony 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 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
In closing the NA branch of the Sony Reader Store this month, Sony is showing every sign of getting out of a market where they were a pioneer. Continue reading
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
Hello, 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.
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.