Though it shouldn’t come as a surprise here. They have mere followed the current market trend. Amazon has done that with its Kindles and Barnes & Noble have done it with their Nook e-reader. So it was just a matter of time for Sony too to join the e-book reader price race. With the recent price cuts announced by Sony, this has become official.
As per the latest e-reader news, Sony has brought the prices down on its three current e-reader models. It now stands like this:
the Pocket Edition will now cost $149, a $20 cut from its earlier price of $169.
Price for the Touch Edition will now be $169 after a $30 price cut from $199.
And lastly, the 3G enabled Daily Edition gets the biggest discount, a full $50 so that now costs $299 from the earlier $349 that it commanded.
The e-readers however continue to be the same as nothing have been changed with them, be it their hardware or software.
Comparisons are sure to be made with the Kindle and the Nook and there can be some disappointments here. Like, Pocket Edition still has no WiFi, something that the similarly-priced Nook has. Also, the Daily Edition, even at $299 continues to be a bit on the higher side, more so since there has been no hardware or software enhancements.
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