Page turner

Much-delayed Sony Reader hits stores, not auds

Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time.

Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device.

But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader devices went the way of the 8-track?

The Sony gadget’s lighter weight and eye-friendly E-Ink technology will help, but the fact that you have to buy books through Sony’s own store won’t.

And there’s another number that might scare off buyers: 350.

That’s how much it’ll cost to scoop up one of the things. And that’s before you even buy a book.

More Digital

  • pandora

    Pandora Names Aimée Lapic Chief Marketing Officer

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units to Date

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter Role-Playing Game Set at Hogwarts on Tap for Spring 2018 Release

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital

    European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • Google Home Max Speaker Now Available

    Google Starts Shipping $399 Google Home Max Speaker

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • Shazam

    Apple Is Buying Shazam: Acquisition of Music Recognition App Confirmed

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

  • Bloomberg TicToc - Twitter

    Bloomberg's Twitter News Network, TicToc, Goes Live Dec. 18

    Ten thousand available titles, 7,500 page turns and a capacity to hold 80 books at a time. Those are a few of the numbers Sony touted last week as it unveiled its much-delayed Sony Reader ebook device. But will it add up to more than the ebook hype of six years ago, when new book-reader […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content