Gizmodo posted an interesting review of Sony's new E-readers. And they are not very happy. The Reader daily edition has a lot of features, but they say that the glare on the touchscreen is simply terrible. The pocket device (PRS-300) is said to be lacking a lot of features - such as an SD card slot, a dictionary or a search function.
Sony has posted service manuals for two new and announced e-readers... and of course someone found out and posted them. The first is the PRS-300 with a 5" display, 440MB of user storage. The second is the PRS-600, with a 6" touchscreen, audio support, 380MB of storage and SD/MS slots.
Sony says that over one million public-domain books are now available for their e-readers (PRS-505 and PRS-700). Sony is using Google's Books project for these books, which are available in EPUB format.
Amazon has over 300,000 titles in their Kindle store, and Barnes & Nobles, which recently announced their own online bookstore, has over 700,000 titles, out of which more than 500,000 are public domain, also powered by the Google Books project.
Digitimes reports that PVI, who makes the E Ink displays used in the Amazon Kindle and Sony's reader says that they are delaying the launch of a color E Ink display - till 2010 at least.
The good news is that there are rumors that Sony are working on an e-reader that uses the same 9.7" E Ink used by the new Kindle DX.