I swear, new eReaders are popping up daily. Now Sony’s revealed its latest version of its eBook Reader. They’re calling it the Daily Edition. It’ll work via AT&T’s 3G network and will come with built-in free wireless capability. Seems to me, the set-apart feature of this eReader is that you can download books from your library using your library card. It’s free to do that, but once you go past your library’s lending period, the book “expires” - I assume that means it disappears from your eReader or becomes unreadable.
You’ll also be able to buy books and Sony will have a website for book lovers to share passages from favorite books and to socialize. Since it’s built to work on the 3G network, it’ll have some iPhone-like features, like the ability to read in either portrait or landscape orientation, but no, it’s not an app for your iPhone. It’s a standalone that will retail for $399.
Like its predecessors, it’s not cheap. I do like that you can download using your library card. What about you? Is this a feature that would influence your buying decision?
4 days ago