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Sony To Launch New Ebook Reader With Enhanced Display

Sony is all set to launch a new e-book reader named PRS-700 which will come loaded with a 6-inch touch-screen and is expected to be priced around USD 400.

The new device which will weigh a meagre 10-ounce will sport an integrated LED lighting that is designed to assist reading in low light conditions.

In addition the device with allow its users to mark documents using a stylus and will also feature a pop-up virtual keyboard.

The device incidentally is high on storage and can easily hold nearly 350 e-books in its internal memory while providing additional facility for memory expansion slots.

Though the PRS-700 is expected to pack in quite a punch, it lacks behind in connectivity as it still does not provide for wirelessly downloading content; a user will have to manually download e-books from their PC onto the e-book reader and this surely can take off some shine from this otherwise fantastic product.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.