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Sony plans a Kindle rival with wireless downloads

 In this undated product image provided by Sony Digital Reading, the new Sony Reader Daily Edition is shown. The $399 device will be on the market by ...
 In this undated product image provided by Sony Digital Reading, the new Sony Reader Daily Edition is shown. The $399 device will be on the market by ...

Sony E-Books

In this undated product image provided by Sony Digital Reading, the new Sony Reader Daily Edition is shown. The $399 device will be on the market by ...

Sony E-Books

In this undated product image provided by Sony Digital Reading, the new Sony Reader Daily Edition is shown. The $399 device will be on the market by ...

Sony says it is going to offer an e-book reader with the ability to wirelessly download books. That adopts a key feature of the Kindle from Amazon.com and enhances the competition in a small but fast-growing market.
The $399 Reader Daily Edition will be on the market by December, Sony executives said Tuesday at an event at the New York Public Library. It will be able to get books, daily newspapers and other reading material from AT&T Inc.'s cellular network.
Sony has produced e-book reading devices with "electronic ink" displays for the U.S. market since 2006, but has seen most of the attention stolen by Amazon.com Inc., which launched the Kindle in 2007. The latest version of the Kindle costs $299 and uses Sprint Nextel Corp.'s wireless network for downloads.
Sony recently announced a "Pocket Edition" e-book reader that retails for $199, but it doesn't have wireless capabilities. It has to be connected to a computer to acquire books.


Updated : 2021-04-11 10:25 GMT+08:00