In addition to its tablets, Sony is launching its new elegant Reader Wi-Fi that features a 6-inch e-ink Pearl V220 glare-free touch screen display which gives access to over 2 million titles from the Sony Reader Store. The company partnered with over 11,000 public libraries across the country to allow users to wirelessly borrow e-books from their local library.
The Sony Reader Wi-Fi now offers pinch and zoom and the ability to set the cover of the book you are currently reading as the screen saver. The best new feature is the low price, you will get this light (6 oz) and slim (0.35 inch) e-reader for only $149, and it comes in three flavors: black, white and red. Sony has finally decided to go below the $200 mark, that makes it the best news of the day!
Like the previous model, users can flip through pages, take notes, highlight sentences using the finger or a stylus and double-tap words to access translation. The device integrates 12 dictionaries including 2 English languages (British/American) and 10 translations (to and from French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian).
According to the manufacturer, the battery lasts for 5 weeks, equivalent to 14,000 page turns. You can store up to 1,200 titles on 2GB of included memory and the microSD slot allows memory expansion up to 32GB. You can plug headphones to listen to audio books or music.