Sony has quietly been developing a followup to their Sony Wireless e-Reader that it released last year. The device was known as the Sony PRS-T1 and had some strong assets going for it that no other company was able to match. Built-in support for borrowing books via Overdrive was one of the main selling features. Today Sony has officially submitted its new model to the FCC for approval and will be releasing it on the market in the next few months.
The new Sony PRS-T2 will feature an e-ink Pearl display with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. It will have the same infrared technology found in the Kobo Touch and Amazon Kindle Touch. This will allow for pin-point accuracy when you interact with the touchscreen. It will also have full Wi-Fi internet connectivity to tap into the Sony Book Store.
Sony intends on releasing this new model in North American, Japan, and Europe. It has online bookstores in all of those countries and has really been revising its online presence during the last few months. Traditionally, Sony releases a new e-reader every year, but has been dwindling its product offerings in the last two years.
You can expect this model to be released to the public within the next two months, and should cost around $139.00.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.