Reviews and Problems with Sony PRS-900 Daily Edition
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Sony misses the main point
17 October 2010
Summary: Sony Reader has lots of advantages like touch screen, taking notes, good re-flow of PDF and epub compatibility but the most important thing that Sony did not care about readability. It is even impossbile to read the screen outside because of the glare and the situation does not differ indoor. If the light is coming from different angels, maintaining the right angle for avoiding glare becomes a hard task and it distract my reading.
Summary: I did a lot of research on ereaders before I chose the Sony PRS-900. I like the large 7" screen, format support, external memory slot, touchscreen capabilities (originally), and liked the look of the ereader. Unfortunately the one aspect of this reader that pushed me over the edge and made me choose it over other ereaders is what has led me to really dislike this reader. The touchscreen. It's nice to have a touchscreen and write notes.
Summary: I very much Wanted to like this item. It's got the best options of any larger-screen reader on the market with its superb PDF support and user-changeable battery. But when I booted it up after the charging and such, I just couldn't read it. The contrast is horrid. I owned the PRS 300 and could read it just fine, but with this one (the PRS 900), the background screen is a dark grey instead of a very-near-white.
Summary: I don't believe why Sony can not get it right. The glare is unbelievable - it is impossible to read unless you try thousand different ways of adjusting the angle. If you can compromise on glare, why not go for ipad which has number of other applications too. DON'T BUY IT - that is the only way Sony will learn to give a better product.