Sony has a brand new e-book reader up its sleeve and the device has already made it past FCC. However, things are more often than not cryptic while they are at the FCC and the latest Sony e-reader is no exceptions. So its almost next to nothing that we know of the e-reader that is currently referred to as PRS-T1 as per FCC listing. Also, the device will boast of 802.11n Wi-Fi capabilities which has led many to believe the e-reader will have a lot more to offer than just downloading books from the Sony bookstore.
So the new Sony e-reader might have features such as e-mail, video and audio playback along with a web browser. However, these are mere speculation which also suggest the ‘T’ in the model name might have something to do with a touchscreen interface on top. It was earlier rumored that Sony might come up with an e-reader that would compete directly with the Amazon Kindle. So if the PRS-T1 is the device that Sony wishes to take the e-reader battle right into the Amazon camp than it surely has to be priced around the $150 mark or below it. Also, if the device does come in as more than just an e-reader with competitive pricing, other in the segment such as the B&N Nook Color will surely have something to worry about.
In any case, we wont have to wait long to see the e-reader in action as its slated to be launched in August itself.
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