Sony has dropped the price to is entry Sony 300 Pocket E-Reader edition from $199.99 to 169.99 until April 3rd.
Even at Sony’s regular price of $200, the pocket edition is the most affordable of all the leading e-book devices (Kindle, iPad, Nook). It also has the largest retail presence because of its significant head start in the market, coming out years before the Kindle even had a name.
The basis of the price cut is to try and compete with the Apple I-Pad to also come out on April 3rd. Sony has not released details on how many units they have sold.
The Sony 300 Pocket edition features a 5 inch screen and has a resolution of 800×600. I has 512 MB of built in memory, enough for around 300 E-Books. It comes in three colors, Navy Blue, Rose Pink or Black. To display books the screen features the E-Ink technology.
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