Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sony to Cut E-Book Prices and Offer New Readers; New York Times, 8/5/09

Brad Stone and Motoko Rich via New York Times; Sony to Cut E-Book Prices and Offer New Readers:

"Sony’s price cut on digital books and the new devices may not be enough to help it catch up to Amazon. One significant drawback to Sony’s new devices is that, unlike the Kindle, they cannot connect wirelessly to an e-book store. Owners of Sony Readers must plug their devices into a computer to buy and download books.

The new Readers also cannot access magazines or newspapers, and Sony has yet to develop a version of its reading software for other devices like the iPhone. Mr. Haber from Sony said that the company was working on developing all of these features."

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