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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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.