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Gallery: Sony launches touch-screen, pocket e-readers

Sony unveils two new e-book devices, a pocket edition with a 5-inch screen for $199 and a touch-screen version starting at $299.
By Andy Smith, Contributor on
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Sony adds two new e-readers to its library - a pocket version and one that features a touch screen. Sony also plans to cut $2 off the price of its bestsellers - selling for $9.99 - and will offer access to Google's public domain library. This means that Sony e-readers will have access to over a million books. For more information read Larry Dignan's post.

The The Reader Pocket Edition (here in black) will see for $199 and the Reader Touch Edition will sell for $299. They will both be available in August.

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The Reader Pocket Edition weighs 7.76 ounces, carries a 5-inch display and fits in your pocket. Pocket Edition carries 350 standard e-books and can run up to two weeks on one batter charge. It comes in blue, rose and sliver, and retails for $199.

It's dimensions are 6.2 x 4.2 x 0.2 inches

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The bottom.

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The side.

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The spine.

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Looking at the top.

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The other side.

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The Reader Touch Edition (here in black) has a touch screen, clear navigation and finger or stylus enabled note taking. The Touch Edition has five adjustable font sizes, has an onboard Oxford American English Dictionary and memory slots for SD cards and Memory Sticks.

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The Reader Touch in silver.

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The back of the black Reader Touch.

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The back of the Reader Touch silver.

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Bottom.

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Front of the silver edition.

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The side of the Reader Touch.

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The right side.

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Top of the silver edition.

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