Sunday, November 19, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Verizon Signs Deal with NFL: report
Microsoft Offers Discounted Games for Xbox Live Gold Members, Sony Unveils PlayStation Deals
Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Won't Be an Option For Holiday Shopping
G.Skill Unveils Trident Z DDR4-4400 32GB CL19 Kit
Spotify Buys Soundtrap
Volkswagen to Invest Over $40 billion on Future Cars
Broadcom Completes Acquisition of Brocade
Tesla Roadster Electric Supercar Accelerates to 60mph in 2.2 sec
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Sony To...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sony To Launch E-readers in Japan


Sony will enter Japan's electronic book market and open an online bookstore in time for the year-end shopping rush, it said on Thursday.

Sony's Reader ebook goes on sale on December 10 at about 20,000 yen for a model with a 5 inch screen (Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 - 600 X 800 greyscale ) or 25,000 yen for a 6 inch screen (Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 - 600 X 800 greyscale).

The 5 inch Reader Pocket Edition and the 6 inch Reader Touch Edition weigh 155g and 215 g, respectively. The 5 inch model comes with a 2GB interbal memory. The 6 inch model also supports additionsl 32Gb of storage by plugging in a Memory Stick or an SD card. Other features include adjustable text size, handwritten text notes, bookmarks, quick search for stored books and translation powered by Oxford American Dictionary Second Edition. Both models offer a 14-day battery life. Supported formats include copyrighted and non-copyrighted XMDF files, EPUB files, pdf and txt files, MP3 and AAC files, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BPM files.



Sony had made another move to the Japanese e-reader market in 2007, but it had pulled out due to a lack of content.

Sony's e-readers will face the competition from Apples iPad and Sharp's Galapagos.

Sony teamed up with KDDI Corp, Toppan Printing Co and the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in May to create the electronic book distribution business from which the online store will source books.

The new firm, booklista Co., will create an open platform that allows digital reader manufacturers and content owners such as publishers to set up online bookstores by offering various services such as collecting and digitalizing contents and offering certification and billing systems, Sony, KDDI Corp., Toppan Printing Co. and Asahi Shimbun Co. said.

The company is designed to handle various kinds of content, including literature, business books and essays, and plans to expand coverage to manga, newspapers and magazines, they said.


Previous
Next
LG Introduces 23-inch 240 Hz IPS LCD Panel for Monitors        All News        Meet The MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Graphics Card
Sony Debuts Pay-per-view Movie Streaming Service     Consumer Electronics News      Falling LCD Panel Prices Impact Retail Pricing During Holiday Season

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Revives the AIBO Robot Dog
Sony Raises Earnings Outlook, as Camera Chips, TVs Fuel Recovery
Sony develops Remote-driven Electric Vehicle
Sony's New Full-frame α7R III Interchangeable Lens Camera Combines 42.4 MP Resolution and Speed
John Kodera Promoted to President and CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment
New Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Supports Phase-detect AF and 24 fps Bursts
Sony Unveils New Smartphones, Audio and Imaging Products at IFA 2017
New Sony Magnetic Tape Storage Technology Supports High-Capacity 330 TB Recording
Image Sensors and Music Lead Sony's Growth
Sony Entertainment to Start Vinyl Record Production
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Flagship And Xperia Touch Projector will Cost You a Fortune
Sony Chief Promises Return to Profitability

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .