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Sharp Eyed Reader Spots New Sony Reader

We had to know something was up when Sony was offering its Reader for a discounted price of $50.00. A sharp eyed reader spotted a pre-order for a new Sony Reader at ABT Electronics. big_prs505sc.jpg.According to the specifications, the new Reader has twice the memory capacity, the improved e-ink screen technology (faster page loader, brighter resolution), and a modification of the button placement. It’s hard to say whether the form factor is a change. The biggest omission is still the lack of a built in light.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Nicole
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 17:23:05

    And it looks mighty purdy, too.

  2. NatCh
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 17:24:42

    Thanks, Jane!

  3. bettie
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 19:05:27

    With Sony, a price drop usually heralds the arrival of a newer, better whatzit. Sony dropped the price of the 60GB PS3s prior to the arrival of the 80GB PS3.
    Then, they stopped producing the 60 GB and allowed existing inventory to sell out. The 80 GB sells for the old, higher price.

    They’ll probably do the same with the Reader. Anyone who wants the cheaper reader should buy before they’re gone.

  4. Ann Bruce
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 19:22:37

    Hmm. Abe Electronics has removed the product. Where they a little trigger happy, perhaps?

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