Portable e-Reader From Sony

  • e-Reader comes with 12 dictionaries
  • Synced up to book retailers websites
  • Compatible with various formats

Sony has released two new e-readers into the market, although where they’ll sit in the electronic book landscape, is anybody’s guess, especially when some vendors are rolling out multi-functional devices whereby e-reading is just one function.

Both the Reader Touch Edition and Reader Pocket Edition feature full touch screens with e-Ink Pearl technology, delivering a natural and comfortable display – similar to ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight. The touch screens also allow users to turn pages with the swipe of a finger.

With two English and ten translation dictionaries on board in five languages, Reader is a multilingual device. If users ever get stuck on the meaning of a word, users double-tap the word to call up the dictionary feature and check its meaning or translation. Users can also free search the dictionaries for words.

Owners of the Sony Reader can source a range of latest releases, classics and best-sellers to enjoy. The Reader supports an ePub format and other ebook formats, which makes it compatible with a variety of ebook content available online.

The Reader has been set-up to provide navigation to the online bookstores of REDgroup Retail, including Borders and Angus & Robertson and. This partnership enables a seamless experience of acquiring books for the Sony Reader.

In 2004, Sony introduced its first digital reading device and has since expanded its global footprint into North America and Europe. Today, the Reader is available in nine countries across the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. Sony also plans to launch Reader models in Japan, China, Spain and Italy.

The Sony Reader range will be available in-store in Australia from early September.

Touch Edition $299
Pocket Edition $229