Sony Reader

Morning Roundup: People still love their Sony eReaders. Charting Nook’s decline

By Joanna Cabot
September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Case for Old-School Values is a Click-Driven Journalism Landscape (Media Shift) I’d argue though that the smartest bets in media are going to be companies that fulfill the best values of traditional journalism through the means and necessities of the new digital landscape. *** People Still Love [...]

Weekend Links: Sony Reader is gone. Building a better Amazon

By Joanna Cabot
August 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s Official—The Sony Reader is Kaput (The Digital Reader) Sony has confirmed today that they will not be making another ebook reader – not even for their sole remaining market in Japan. *** For the Author’s Guild & Other Legacy Publishing Pundits (Joe Konrath) I tweeted to [...]

Sony Offers Affiliate Program for E-Books

By libertyc
July 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sony seems to be focusing its efforts on e-books, and trying to get readers out there on board by getting them money. Sony announced its first affiliate program through Commission Junction, according to The Digital Reader. It will pay six percent on every e-book sold through its affiliate links on [...]

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 two models (one of which may be touchscreen), and one report mentions Bluetooth. Nate Hoffelder [...]

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 looked at a bunch of well-known books and apparently analyzed writing style and genre to come up with a [...]

Mobile Magazines, Part IV — Periodicals on E-Readers

By libertyc
April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

* Note: Click here to read Mobile Magazines, Part I — Google Play Magazines, here for Mobile Magazines, Part II — iOS Newsstand and here for Mobile Magazines, Part III — Next Issue So far this series has exclusively covered periodicals on tablets. But what if you have an e-reader? Yes, [...]

Sony launches web-based Reader Store and Android app

By Paul Biba
June 7, 2012 // 3 Comments

From the Sony Blog: Hey book lovers! In our mission to continue to offer the best reading experience, the Reader™ Store is happy to announce a new web-based Reader Store and Android™ Reader App, giving you more freedom to read the content you love, anytime and anywhere. Our new [...]

Sony PRS-T1 will no longer download from Google Books

By Paul Biba
May 11, 2012 // 4 Comments

That’s what Good E-Reader is reporting today.  According to the article one of the selling points of the reader was its ability to connect directly to Google Books.  Now this has been disabled.  They say that this is because Google Books ahs now been integrated into the Google Play [...]

The Sony Reader Store in Europe

By Paul Biba
April 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Sony is still in the game.  From an article about the London Book Fair in Publishing Perspectives: [talking about the Kindle] the overriding message from the presentation by Tadamasa Kitsukawa, MD of the Sony Digital Reading Platform, was that the Sony Reader Store is different. He’s right, [...]

Quick Note: Sony Reader WiFi price drop

By libertyc
December 2, 2011 // 3 Comments

Got a not from Sony PR sayingthat the price of the Sony Reader Wi-Fi has permanently dropped to $129 today. You can also get an additional $50 off  by trading in any brand eReader for a new Sony Reader WiFi through Dec. 31, bringing the price down to $79. More info [...]

New Sony Reader video review by MobileTechReview

By libertyc
October 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

The best technology review site on the web, MobileTechReview, takes a look at the $149 touch-enabled Sony ereader: [...]

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

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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