The Sony Style website has been updated to show three new eBook readers. There’s no release date yet, but you can leave your email address to be notified when they are released. All three Reader models have been updated to use the latest E-Ink Pearl technology, which offers higher contrast because of its whiter background. There are no prices shown for any of the Readers. All three Readers now have touch screens, and the Pocket Edition has lost its big navigation buttons.
Both the 6” Touch Edition (PRS-650) and the 5” Pocket Edition (PRS-350) offer two built-in English dictionaries and ten translation dictionaries. Both will have 2GB internal memory, and the Touch will allow the use of SD and Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. You can enter freehand notes with the included stylus or use the virtual keyboard in both units. Both Readers use USB to add content, and it seems they will work for the same type of ebooks as the current Readers. The Touch Edition will be available in black or red, and the Pocket Edition is available in silver or pink. You can learn more about the Touch Edition and the Pocket Edition Readers at the Sony Style site.
The 7” Reader Daily Edition features built-in WiFi and free 3G mobile broadband connection to the Reader Store. It will also have a touch screen for note-taking and highlighting. It will be available in silver. Few details are available at Sony Style for the new PRS-950 version of the Daily Edition.