Sony Takes $50 Off Xperia Tablet S Price, Also Offers A Free “Casual Cover”

By Adrian Diaconescu
February 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today is Presidents’ Day and that’s reason for celebration not only for Dell, but also for Sony. The latter isn’t exactly as generous as the former, but we still have awesome news for folks that are in the market for a decently priced 10-inch tablet. The Xperia Tablet S, released less than [...]

Sony Xperia Tablet S now available for purchase

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 able to make the purchase by way of the Sony Store, where the tablet is available in 16GB, 32GB and [...]

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

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 e-reader is just about ready for a primetime release. So far we have yet to see anything official [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 e-books for only 20 pence each. It turns out, though, that this isn’t Amazon’s “fault”—Amazon [...]

Sony announces motion-sensitive Harry Potter spellbook for PlayStation Move

By Chris Meadows
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 “Book of Spells,” first in a series of interactive storybooks called “Wonderbook,” with [...]

Sony e-reader sells 500,000 units in Europe

By Chris Meadows
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 Kindle. It’s a little tricky to make sense of the Google-translated text, but ActuaLitté seems to [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By Chris Meadows
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 S, and Sony’s Android tablet (which I hadn’t heard of before). It paints this trio of $499 [...]

New Kindle price model may present quandary to competitors

By Chris Meadows
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, which is supposed to make it easier for Lulu customers to get their books published as Nook e-books. However, given that B&N was already [...]

Sony Reader Wi-Fi available for pre-order

By Chris Meadows
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 device will ship sometime around October 16th. I have my doubts that Sony is going to have staying [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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, stylus, and built-in wi-fi access. The wi-fi will allow purchases from Sony’s on-line bookstore, and [...]

New Sony e-reader spotted on Dutch website

By Chris Meadows
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 wi-fi-equipped Sony PRS-T1 e-reader for sale on a Dutch webpage. The device hews to the standard [...]

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 is on the way. The first clue is that a device called the PRS-T1 Digital Book Reader was found last [...]

Wall Street Journal covers Amazon Android tablet plans

By Chris Meadows
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 Amazon’s competitors in the e-book and digital media marketplaces are doing. The piece has some [...]

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 that statement, according to a response it sent to VentureBeat today. VentureBeat’s article, [...]

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