“Sony is at the forefront of the digital reading revolution in Canada,”
said Ron Wilson, senior vice president of merchandising, Best Buy Canada Ltd.
“Canadian customers are looking for the best digital reading technology
available and the Sony Reader Digital Book models are easy-to-use with great
functionality. Best Buy and Future Shop are always looking to bring Canadians
the latest technology and with the growing popularity of digital reading this
product is a great addition to our line-up.”
With a compact and lightweight design, the Reader Digital Book is the
perfect way to carry all of your favorite books with you wherever you go. And
with plenty of internal memory and a slot for optional removable memory cards,
you can take hundreds of titles, user-selected web content or other supported
documents for reading on the go.
The Reader Digital Book models feature high-resolution, high contrast
electronic paper display technology which provides a reading experience very
much akin to ink-on-paper. The result is crisp text and graphics that are
readable even in bright sunlight. For times when ambient light is not
available, Sony is the first to offer a built-in LED reading light (PRS-700).
The Reader models use minimal power and can sustain up to 7,500 pages of
continuous reading on a single battery charge. They support multiple file
formats for eBooks, personal documents and music. With the included eBook
Library 2.0 PC software, you can easily transfer Adobe PDF documents with
reflow capability, Microsoft Word documents, BBeB files and other text file
formats to the Reader. The devices can store and display EPUB files and work
with Adobe Digital Editions software, opening them up to almost a limitless
quantity of content.
Sony eBook Store
Sony’s eBook store has approximately 55,000 titles available for purchase
and download. And the checkout process along with search and discovery
function make finding and purchasing an eBook a breeze. Canadians can also
access hundreds of thousands of public domain books from Google, boosting the
available titles to Canadians from the Sony eBook Store to more than 400,000.