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Image Gallery: Sony Reader Daily Edition

Sony makes some great ebook reader devices and the new Sony Reader Daily Edition continues that tradition. The Daily Edition has a new larger form factor and includes a 3G wireless data radio so you can browse the store, purchase content, and enjoy that content on your Reader without a PC in the loop. The $399 price point is a bit more difficult to swallow though with devices like the Nook and Kindle at much lower prices.
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Sony makes some great ebook reader devices and the new Sony Reader Daily Edition continues that tradition. The Daily Edition has a new larger form factor and includes a 3G wireless data radio so you can browse the store, purchase content, and enjoy that content on your Reader without a PC in the loop. The $399 price point is a bit more difficult to swallow though with devices like the Nook and Kindle at much lower prices.

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Here you can see the background difference between these two. They both have the small sized fonts selected.

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The nook has the best looking display of these three ebook readers.

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As you can see the leather case is well integrated on the Daily Edition.

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This is a typical view of the Home screen.

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There are four touch sensitive dynamic buttons at the bottom of the display above the hardware buttons.

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Back and forward buttons are found on the left side.

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The Home, text size, and Options buttons are on the right side.

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The wireless strength and status is shown in the lower left corner of the display.

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The battery status is shown in the lower right corner of the display.

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This is a typical view of the main page of the Sony Reader Store.

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This is what you see on the inside cover of the Daily Edition.

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There are several newspaper subscriptions available in the Reader Store.

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The keyboard pops up when you select a function where text needs to be entered.

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When you press the Options hardware button a pop-up display appears. This pop-up changes depending on the page you are on at the time.

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There are a few extra applications included on the Sony Daily Edition.

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Typical settings on the Daily Edition.

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There are a few advanced settings available too.

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You can switch between portrait and landscape in most areas of the Daily Reader.

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This is a shot of what the store looks like in landscape mode.

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Applications are supported in landscape view too.

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The small font gets increased t quite large font when rotated into landscape orientation.

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The XL font is huge in landscape mode, which may appeal to those with poor eyesight.

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The smallest available font looks good in landscape mode too.

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The options in landscape orientation appear in a shorter menu.

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As you can see here, the full pop-up menu appears in portrait mode.

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The Memory Stick Duo and SD card slots are well hidden behind the seamless door on the right side of the Daily Edition.

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The stylus can be accessed at the top of the Daily Edition. The power switch lets you turn the display off and power off or on the Reader.

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This image gives you an idea about the length of the stylus compared to the Reader.

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The reset opening, wireless toggle, charging port, miniUSB port, 3.5mm headset jack, and volume toggle are all found on the bottom of the Daily Edition.

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Here you can see the size of the device in my hand and the outside of the leather cover.

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The integrated case looks and feels great.

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The front cover comes off easily in case you wish to slim down the device a bit more.

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This gives you an idea as to the size difference between these two ebook readers.

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