[FoRK] Sony's 2nd gen ebook reader site

Ken Meltsner meltsner
Fri Jan 6 07:15:18 PST 2006


800x600 eink display

Pretty cool -- and it does handle non-proprietary content, including
RSS feeds, JPEGs, MP3s, and PDFs.

Might get one as my travelling companion if I end up teaching another
worldwide course, but I'll have to wait until "Spring 2006" (and cough
up $350).


Specs for PRS-500:

? 6 Inch "electronic paper" display

? SVGA 800x600 Approx. 170 Pixels Per Inch

? 4-level grey-scale

? Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery / AC adapter
USB (Battery Recharge only)

? Maximum battery life: Approx 7,500 page turns

? Battery charge time
AC adapter: Approx. 4 hours
USB-cable: Approx. 6 hours

? Internal memory: Approx. 64 MB

? Format: BBeB Book / PDF / JPEG / MP3

? Supplied Accessories
PC Management Software
Soft cover
USB cable
AC Power Adapter

? Maximum Dimensions: 175.6 mm (H) x 123.6 mm (W) x 13.8 mm (D)
6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 (inches)
Minimum Depth: 8.7 mm / 0.34 inches

? 250g (Approx. 8.8 oz, without Soft cover)

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