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Sony Portable Reader System PRS-500


Posted by Jared Hislop Categories: Design, Handhelds, Misc. Tech


Sony PRS-500It seems that even though digital reading devices have not gained popularity since the inception of the e-text, Sony is willing to give eBooks another chance.  The Sony Reader PRS-500 will debut in Borders and more than 30 Sony Style stores around the United States, as well as online.  The device will be about the size of a paperback novel, but is considerably thinner at about a half inch thick.  Sony will allow users to carry as much reading material as they like by including both Memory Stick and Secure Digital flash memory slots.  Content will not be limited to only eBooks either - Sony plans on allowing AdobeĀ® PDF documents, BBeB Books, and other text file formats to be placed on the Reader.  These electronic reading devices have historically not been very popular, but perhaps this time around Sony will get it right.


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