Sony announces new e readers

Touch and Pocket out in August

August 10, 2009

Touch and Pocket out in August

Sony is today announced its new Reader line, the Reader Pocket Edition which will be available at the end of August.

“We firmly believe consumers should have choice in every aspect of their digital reading experience,” said Steve Haber, president of Sony’s Digital Reading Business Division. “Our goal is to expand the market and provide greater access to what consumers want to read when they want to read it – whether they buy, borrow or get it for free.”

The Reader Pocket Edition features a five-inch electronic paper display packaged in a stylish chassis and is available in a variety of colours, including navy blue, rose and silver.

The Reader Pocket Edition can store about 350 standard eBooks and provides up to two weeks of battery life on a single battery charge.

The Reader Touch Edition features a menu-driven six-inch touch screen panel and an onboard Oxford American English Dictionary. The Touch Edition also offers five adjustable font sizes, as well as expansion slots for both Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD card.

Through The eBook Store from Sony (, users can also access more than one million free public domain books from Google. These titles, which Google has digitized as part of its Google Books project, are available in EPUB format and are optimized for current models of the Sony Reader.