Sony Reader

Sony’s 13” Digital Paper business notepad: Not dead yet, apparently—and here’s how you can buy one

By Chris Meadows
August 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Good E-Reader has a piece announcing the imminent demise of the Sony Digital Paper notepad. The problem is, Sony’s current online store for the U.S. knows of no such plans. We talked to the store. [...]

Adobe’s change of DRM could end old e-readers’ compatibility with e-book stores

By Chris Meadows
February 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Here’s a story Nate covered over on The Digital Reader, that could be important in months to come. Adobe is changing up its DRM format, and as of July, will stop supporting the old format [...]

Baen places e-books in Sony store

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Another brief Baen update: Baen e-books have started appearing on the Sony e-book store. It’s hard to tell how many, because it’s apparently not possible to search by publisher, but a number of [...]

New Sony e-readers pass FCC testing

By libertyc
June 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sony’s still making e-readers? Apparently so. The Digital Reader reports Sony’s latest, the PRS-T3, has just passed FCC validation. Details are sparse on the ground. It’s got Wi-Fi, there are [...]

Sony adds "Family Tree" of books as discovery tool

By libertyc
June 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

I admit when I saw the Sony blog post, my first impression was “you gotta be kidding me!” But then I suppressed my inner skeptic and took a closer look. The idea is simple. Sony has [...]

Weighing in on Sony's new PRS-T2 Reader

By Cara Gavin
August 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

About a week ago, Sony finally got around to launching its new touchscreen e-ink e-reader—the PRS-T2 Reader—and the reviews, both pro and con, are streaming in faster than a T3 Trunk Line. For [...]

In UK, Sony discounts ten e-books to 20p; price-matcher Amazon gets the blame

By libertyc
July 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

I hadn’t been aware of this until just today, probably because it happened on the other side of the Atlantic, but in recent weeks there’s been a bit of a furor over Amazon UK listing several [...]

New Kindle price model may present quandary to competitors

By libertyc
September 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

Yesterday, perhaps hoping to stage a preemptive strike on Amazon, Barnes & Noble announced a new cooperative venture with self-publisher Lulu.com, which is supposed to make it easier for Lulu [...]

Sony Reader Wi-Fi available for pre-order

By libertyc
September 24, 2011 // 4 Comments

For those who favor the Sony Reader, Engadget reports that the latest version, with wi-fi and a Pearl e-ink touchscreen, has just become available for pre-order for $149.99 from Sony’s website. The [...]

New Sony Reader includes wi-fi, free Harry Potter e-book

By libertyc
August 31, 2011 // 4 Comments

More details are coming out about Sony’s latest entry into the e-reader market, the T1. At 168g (5.9 oz), the device is touted as the lightest e-reader ever, with a 6” touchscreen display, [...]

New Sony e-reader spotted on Dutch website

By libertyc
August 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Seemingly relegated to the also-ran position by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and possibly even Kobo, Sony is still not giving up the e-reader fight just yet. Engadget reports on finding a new [...]

More signs that Sony is about to launch a new ereader model

By Chris Walters
August 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader has been tracking signs of new ereader activity coming from Sony, and despite the company disavowing its own executive’s slip-up it looks like a new device [...]

Wall Street Journal covers Amazon Android tablet plans

By libertyc
July 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has covered Amazon’s much-rumored plans for a tablet, with a long and thoughtful article considering how such a device might affect the sales of Amazon’s Kindle, and what [...]

Sony says reports of new Sony Reader devices are “inaccurate”

By Chris Walters
July 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Just a few days ago, Sony executive Phil Lubell told Bloomberg that the company has two new ereader devices launching “probably” in August. Now the company appears to be backtracking on [...]

Sony: Hey, we’re bringing out new ereaders and tablets, too

By Chris Walters
July 14, 2011 // 3 Comments

Although Sony has long offered some nicely designed, feature-packed E Ink readers, the company has trailed Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a while now in both sales and media coverage, and this [...]

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