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electronic paper eBook Readers

Thu Sep 28 08:41:47 EST 2006

Sony has released their [SonyŽ Portable Reader SystemPRS-500]. This is a reflective eBook reader, supposed to look similar to paper. Accepts Sony's proprietry format or PDF or text files. Cost is US$350.

A competing reader is the [iLiad e-reader], which has a writeable A5 size screen, WiFi connectivity, 650EURO price tag. Bigger screen is a big plus, being able to read A4 pages one to a screen would be good for textbooks.

Comparison at [].

Kind of tempted, but still a bit expensive. Could be the start of the rise of eBook readers though, so check back in six months.



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