Full Sony Reader PRS-300 and PRS-600 Specifications Emerge

Internet retailer J&R has leaked the full specifications and pricing of the Sony Reader PRS-300 and PRS-600 (google cache). J&R accidentally put up the product pages earlier today, but deleted them soon thereafter hoping no one would catch it. Well, folks over at hi-pda managed to grab the text and we’ve cleaned it up below. There was no indication whatsoever that either model would have any sort of WiFi capability. Bummer. The J&R listings for some reason did not mention MS/SD ports on the PRS-600, but the service manuals we saw before have confirmed it. There was no mention of when the devices were shipping, but I can imagine it will be soon. Will many people be tempted by a $199 eBook reader that could see a lower price by Christmas?

prs300

The $199 Sony PRS300-RC Reader Pocket Edition features a 5″ display and a sophisticated lightweight design that’s easy to slip into a purse or jacket pocket for convenient, on-the-go reading with 512MB of onboard memory available. The Reader Pocket Edition utilizes E-Ink screen technology to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that’s more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight. Intuitive eBook Library software makes it easy to download eBooks, manage your collection, and transfer titles to your Reader Pocket Edition. eBook Library software works with both PC and Mac. Enjoy up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single Battery charge. The Reader Pocket Edition offers you the ability to resize text. Choose from three adjustable Font sizes to improve readability. The PRS-300 has USB 2.0 data/power, and touts quick page turns and high contrast ratio.

Display:

  • Screen Size: Vizplex 5 inches
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
  • Gray Scale: 8-levels gray scale

Power:

  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (battery: DC 3.7 V)
  • AC Power: DC 5.2 V
  • Battery Life (Approx): 7,500 (BBeB Book)

Media Formats Supported: Unsecured Text: EPUB File (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (Non DRM/ PRS DRM protected), PDF file (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected) DRM Text: Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)
Supplied Accessories: USB Cable, Sleeve, Quick Start Flyers
Unit Dimensions: 6.2″ L x. 4.2″ W x 2″ D, Weight: 7.76 oz.

prs600

Sony PRS600-SC Reader Touch Edition ($299) features a 6″ E-Ink display with simple, easy-to-use TouchScreen navigation. Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books. Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus. If you prefer, a virtual keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks. If you want, you can even export your notes to your computer using the eBook Library software. 512MB of onboard memory is also included (like the PRS-300) and lets you carry up to 350 of your favorite books at a time.

Measuring just 0.4″ thin and weighing less than 9 ounces, the Reader Touch Edition is thinner and more lightweight than almost any book, and even many magazines. The PRS-600 also features a built-in Oxford American English eDictionary, and intuitive eBook Library software for PC & Mac. And just like the PRS-300, it has 5 adjustable font sizes to customize your reading experience.

Display:

  • Screen Size: Vizplex 6 inches
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
  • Gray Scale: 8-levels gray scale

Power:

  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (battery: DC 3.7 V)
  • AC Power: DC 5.2 V
  • Battery Life (Approx): 7,500 (BBeB Book)

Media Formats Supported:
Unsecured Text: EPUB File (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (Non DRM/ PRS DRM protected), PDF file (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected) DRM Text: Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured), Unsecured Audio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted) Image: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP

Supplied Accessories:
USB Cable
Unit Dimensions:
6.9″ L x 4.8″ W x 4″ D, Weight: 10.1 oz.

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Aug 2009
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