Excerpt: This is a quick note to mention that the review for the new Pocket Edition is now finished and can be found on the Sony PRS-350 Review page. Also, here is the link for the PDF review for the Pocket Edition. Both reviews include several pictures and a video in addition to the written review.
Pros: Compact design is both eye-catching and travel-friendly. Touchscreen makes highlighting passages and notation a breeze. Sixteen contrast levels makes outdoor reading a cinch. Screen stays smudge-free even after numerous swipes. Battery only needs a quick bi-weekly charge.
Cons: Missing Wi-Fi and 3G makes it too expensive. Sony’s online store leaves a lot to be desired. Comes in robotic silver or cartoonish pink. No headphone jack means no audio books. Cheap-feeling buttons and stylus are unforgivable.
Summary: With a universally respected touch screen, virtual keyboard and onboard stylus note-taking, multi-language dictionary, excellent battery life and optimized portability, I really like what the Sony PRS-350 has to offer.
Pros: As portable as an eReader could possibly be without having to squint at the screen, Touch screen, Onboard stylus note-taking capability, Easy to change font size, Awesome battery life, Great format support
Cons: Just 2GB of onboard memory with no option to expand, Sony’s eBook offerings are less substantial than Amazon’s or Barnes & Nobles, No ability to play music or video, No wireless connectivity, especially at this price point
Summary: Currently, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition costs $179, which falls right in between the Kindle and the Nook with Wi-Fi-only connectivity ($139 and $149, respectively) and the 3G versions of both devices ($189 and $199).
Summary: No matter how slick an e-reader's physical design, it's hard to resist the urge to touch the screen. Now you can easily use the screen to navigate, with the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC (the SC model is silver, while PC designates the pink version).
Conclusion: The Sony Reader PRS-350 is a compact, stylish and well designed device. Combining a simple design with small size means that those previously put off from buying an e-reader might reconsider.
Pros: Well designed, lightweight and compact chassis, easy to use, good format support.
Cons: No memory expansion options., Top-end Kindle might be bulkier, but it's also cheaper and comes with 3G and WiFi.