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Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader - Solid and Sexy

Sony one-ups the Amazon Kindle by adding that Sony sleekness to its e-ink display device and AJ shares his reading experience with it in hand today.

| Tablets in Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 25, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Sony

Solid and Sexy

 

Here's the low down on the features for the PRS-505:

 

Screen size (inch): 6

 

Resolution: 170 pixels per inch

 

Grey scale: 8-level grey scale

 

Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion

 

Battery Life (reading EPUB eBooks): Approx 6800 page turns

 

Unsecured / free eBooks & text files: EPUB eBook, BBeB Book, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, TXT, RTF

 

DRM (Secure / purchased) eBooks and text files: EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin)

 

Unsecured Audio files: mp3, AAC (not most DRM audio)

 

Image & Photo files: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

 

This desirable hunk of aluminium, while only 8mm thick, sports an SD and Memory Stick Pro Duo slot to allow you some upgrade space as well as easy transferring of files to and from your reader.

 

Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

With all this crammed into a neat piece of Sony-candy, what's stopping you running out right now and buying one for everyone in the family in order to save the rainforests and finally put to rest the dead tree format?

 

Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

Money! Money-money-money-money - This thing will set you back roughly 270 U.S. Dollars and make you cry tears of poorness. This is due in fact to three main things; the relative immaturity of e-ink displays, the sheer amount of technology and open format support jammed into its thin sexy one piece aluminium shell and lastly, it's Sony; which if you haven't noticed, is a love/hate relationship of desirability and your money.

 

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