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Image Gallery: First look at the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

Sony recently announced a couple new Reader eink electronic books, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Touch Edition that are both now available. The Daily Edition is coming in a couple of months and will be a bit larger with wireless capability. The Touch Edition is the same size as the PRS-505, but adds a touchscreen display with integrated dictionary and note taking capability.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Sony recently announced a couple new Reader eink electronic books, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Touch Edition that are both now available. The Daily Edition is coming in a couple of months and will be a bit larger with wireless capability. The Touch Edition is the same size as the PRS-505, but adds a touchscreen display with integrated dictionary and note taking capability.

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The back lists a few key features of the device.

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There is an outer slip case around the Reader to keep it protected during shipping.

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Here you can see the Reader Touch Edition packed on the right side.

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The front is dominated by the display.

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The back is covered in soft touch material.

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As you can see the 505 is the same size as the 600, with more functionality.

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There are five navigational buttons on the bottom below the display.

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Option and zoom buttons.

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Back, forward, and home buttons.

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The bottoms are about the same with power jack, headset jack, volume button and miniUSB port.

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Two memory card slots are available so you can store a ton of books. The slider power button is also present here.

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A rather long metal stylus is used on the 600.

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There is a stylus, but your fingernail works just as well for most cases.

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There is a black slipcase, USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.

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The 505 has the clearest display.

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The clarity is amazingly clear for a second level display change.

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