Sony’s range of electronic book in America will see the release of another addition in the month of November. An upgraded hardware is the special feature of this electronic book reader.
Paper display in this model PRS-700 is similar to the earlier edition PRS – 505 currently in the market. The latest edition has an electronic paper display measuring 6 inches. New features introduced in the latest model include a reading light and a touch panel.
Touch panel feature provides the reader with the option of highlighting passages with the help of a stylus. User will also be able to use the key board on screen to search through the pages of the e-books and turn the pages on screen. With the help of the reading light, user can use this device even in the dark.
Internal memory of the PRS-700 has a storage capacity of 350 e-books similar to the existing model. SD card media or Memory Stick can be used for more storage. This electronic reader comes with a battery which is powerful enough to enable the user to read continuously around 7500 pages of the e-book. Almost all formats of e-books are compatible with this device including Adobe PDF, XML based EPUB format of the International Digital Publishing Forum, Sony’s Broadband electronic book and Microsoft Word Documents.
Though there is no official release of the exact specifications, Sony says this device weighs around 10 ounces and is only the size of a slim paperback book. This electronic reader will be available from next month at the cost of US$400.