New Sony Devices
I’ve always been a fan of Sony products. They make the best laptops I’ve ever used, which is important to me because that’s what I work on. I have also always felt that they make good, high quality products. So I was interested to see this week that they’re releasing two new devices: the Sony Reader WiFi and the Sony Tablet S.
The new e-reader looks significantly thinner and sleeker than their previous models. It’s also got a touchscreen, and if you buy the black version you get a free copy of a Harry Potter ebook! Way cool, I say. It looks like it’ll have all the usual features of other current e-readers. There is no price posted yet, that I’ve seen, so that’ll be interesting to find out.
Their other upcoming offering is a tablet device. It’ll run on Android, so you’ll be able to use Aldiko for ebook reading on it. Engadget has posted a thorough preview of it. I was interested to read what they thought about the rounded thick edge that this device has on one side. They seem to have mixed feelings about it. Good review overall so I recommend reading it. The Sony website says that this tablet starts at $499, so that’s pretty much the same price as an iPad.
I can’t write any reviews of these products right now since I don’t have either one of them, so I mostly just wanted to let you know that they exist. I’ve also updated my Squidoo pages for eBook Reader Comparisons and Tablet Comparisons to include them.