Conclusion: The Reader PRS-505 is the most elegant device of its type we have seen. It is expensive, though, and you may want to abandon Sony's PC software. If you are a Mac user you'll need to find another software solution anyway, as the Mac is not supported.
Excerpt: This updated version of the Reader uses an electronic paper display and allows eBook lovers to buy their books straight from Sony Connect. Weighing a mere 250g and 15.2 centimetres in diagonal, the Sony Reader PRS-505 comes with a 256 MB memory, an 8 GB Sony memory stick and is expandable to up to 2 GB.
Summary: This lightweight and attractive electronic book reader will either delight or aggrieve bookworms, so sound them out if youâ€™re thinking of treating someone for Christmas. Weâ€™d prefer to see more generous onboard memory included and Mac support, yet despite initial reservations about the concept, we enjoyed using the Sony Reader and were pleased to find so many reasonably priced books available through the Waterstones website, in stark contrast to the expense of...
Excerpt: Sony's Reader is a leatherbound handheld device that allows you to carry hundreds of novels and reference books in electronic form. This latest version can now play MP3 music files and also recognise a greater range of file formats.
Conclusion: The PRS-505 marries style and purpose to stunning effect. If you can bear the price tag and do without the ability to annotate text, this eBook reader could make you the envy of everyone on the bus.
Summary: Zumindest im englischen Sprachraum scheint das Zeitalter der elektronischen Bücher zu beginnen – nach dem Amazon Kindle kommt jetzt auch der E-Book-Reader PRS-505 nach Europa – und mittelfristig auch nach Deutschland. Vor allem der verhältnismäßig günstige Preis sowie das stromsparende und gut lesbare E-Ink-Display dürften potentielle Käufer anlocken.