Sony's just announced the Reader Daily Edition, a new device that will give consumers wireless access via AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network to Sony’s eBook store.The Reader Daily Edition will be available this December. Unfortunately, no timetable for a European launch at the moment.
A complete new line of digital readers for Sony (last on the right is the Reader Daily- photo from ebouquin)
The Reader Daily Edition gives consumers wireless access via AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network to Sony’s eBook store from just about anywhere in the U.S. People will be able to browse, purchase and download books as well as select newspapers and magazines when and where they want. There are no monthly fees or transaction charges for the basic wireless connectivity and users still have the option to side load personal documents or content from other compatible sites via USB.
"The seven-inch wide, touch screen display provides for intuitive navigation and comfortable layout of content, including newspapers and magazines, whether you’re reading in portrait or landscape orientation. In portrait mode, about 30-35 lines of text are visible, making the experience very similar to that of a printed paperback book. A high contrast ratio with 16 levels of grayscale ensures that text and images are crisp and easy to read. The Daily Edition has enough internal memory to hold more than one thousand standard eBooks and expansion slots for memory cards to hold even more. It will sell for about $399" says Sony.
As its other models introduced earlier this summer, the reader will feature an E Ink® Vizplex™ electronic paper display. Sony’s eBook Library software 3.0, which now includes support for many Apple® Macintosh® computers as well as PCs, makes it easy to transfer and read any Adobe® PDF (with reflow capability), EPUB format, Microsoft® Word®, BBeB® files, or other text file formats on the Reader.