Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sony's ebook to ship by Halloween


(image from http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/26/sony-reader-prs-500-hands-on-connect-reader-screenshots/)

OK, so it has an amazing screen, it's lightweight and the battery life is spectacular. Sony's new PRS-500 ebook reader, which will ship by October 31st, will cost USD $349 and supports only the proprietary BBeB file format, PDF, TXT and Doc files. Sony's online store, (http://ebooks.connect.com/) currently sports some 10,000 books from six publishers.

Not impressed.

What I'd like to see is a high-viz e-ink reader that supports ereader.com's excellent .PDB format! (http://www.ereader.com)

If it ships on Halloween, Dracula's favorite day of the year, does that mean somehow it's gonna suck?

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