Reviews and Problems with Sony PRS-900 Daily Edition
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Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900)
7 July 2010
Conclusion: The Sony Reader Daily Edition offers a slick design with a touch screen and wireless book downloads, but it suffers from a high price and a dim display that defeats the purpose of E-Ink technology.
Pros: Integrated 3G radio for wireless book downloads. Classy design. Touch-enabled display. Supports many file formats.
Cons: High price. Glossy screen coating makes dim display difficult to read. Touch screen requires very firm presses.
Excerpt: Touchscreens make everything better and more intuitive, right? Not so fast: Sometimes adding touchscreen technology has drawbacks that seriously outweigh the benefits. Exhibit A: the Sony Reader Daily Edition.
Pros: Gorgeous industrial design puts other e-readers to shame. Larger screen than on most e-readers. Built-in dictionary. Subscription support might help keep some of our favorite newspapers alive another day or two.
Cons: Screen is even lower contrast than other E Ink displays. Touchscreen should be called “press-screen,” because you have to apply significant pressure to get it to respond. Store is poorly organized and slow. Interface makes it difficult to find some features. Wireless quickly drains the battery. S...
Summary: Sony clearly hopes that 3G connectivity and a large touchscreen will make the $399 Daily Edition worth the extra dough over the $259 Kindle 2 or Nook. All things being equal, these features might be enough to convince consumers.
Video review of the Sony Daily Edition Reader (PRS-900)
Best Tablet Review
6 January 2010
Excerpt: Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief of Mobile Tech Review , gave a very nice hands-on video review for anyone interested in the Daily Edition. As you can see above, it give a nice walkthrough of the eReader and compares it in size and screen to the Sony Touch Edition (PRS-600) and Amazon Kindle 2.
Conclusion: The Sony Reader Daily Edition is at the top of our favorite ebook reader list. The size and screen size make for a perfect combo of portability and reading pleasure, the wireless works well and we really enjoyed the Sony ebook store experience directly on the device.
Pros: Wireless 3G shopping and delivery of books and periodicals, larger touch screen., Excellent size to reading area ratio, and the PRS-900 is still very portable. Supports ePUB, PDF and Adobe DRM so it works with library books and Google free books among others. Attractive and sturdy design with a m...
Cons: Price is currently higher than the competiton (though it offers more features).
Summary: Oddly, even though the Daily Edition uses a GSM service, it doesn't currently support international roaming (which is the best reason to go with GSM technology). For now, at least, you can purchase and download content wirelessly only when you're in the United States and within range of a decent...
Excerpt: Lo schermo è ancora riflettente come il PRS 600, ma la migliore qualità del testo e la dimensione dello schermo più grande contribuisce ad aumentare la leggibilità. Lo schermo di questo ereader è un 7.1″ touchscreen, la risoluzione è di 1024×600 a con 16 livelli di grigio, di tipo E-Ink .