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Sony Xperia Tablet S now available for purchase

By libertyc
September 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Robert Nelson | for Technology Tell Sony unveiled the Xperia Tablet S back in late-August during IFA, and it looks like the tablet has since come available for purchase. Those interested will be [...]

J&R lists the Sony Reader PRS-T2 for pre-order, has it priced at a cool $130

By libertyc
August 10, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Robert Nelson Details for the Sony Reader PRS-T2 have been floating around for some time now, mostly due to an FCC filing that arrived back in early July. That bit aside though, it looks like the [...]

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 [...]

Sony announces motion-sensitive Harry Potter spellbook for PlayStation Move

By libertyc
June 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

In case you were wondering, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling isn’t finished innovating in digital storytelling with Pottermore. At E3 yesterday, Sony announced an interactive storybook/game called [...]

Sony e-reader sells 500,000 units in Europe

By libertyc
May 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

French book news site ActuaLitté reports (in French) that Sony’s PRS T1 149-Euro touchscreen e-reader has sold over 500,000 units in Europe—reportedly not far behind the sales of Amazon’s [...]

Used games killing game industry, game developer claims; what about used books?

By libertyc
March 28, 2012 // 17 Comments

Here’s another story of a developer railing against used video games. Although it may not seem to have relevance to e-books at first, I think this story demonstrates the way the gaming industry and [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By libertyc
November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

CNET has a 3-minute video that bills itself as a “Buyer’s Guide” for tablets and e-readers, though it primarily focuses on tablets, and mostly the more expensive tablets—the iPad, the Galaxy [...]

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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