I know how the world works. Inevitably, unless Apple has a hand in the production, people will choose the product that has less quality. That is why I fear for the new Sony Reader. I want one. It is unbelievable. Read this detailed three-part review by Mike Cane, and you will understand what I mean.
Amazon’s Kindle just cannot compare. There is a rumor that Amazon plans to release a 2nd generation Kindle, but if the pictures on this site are any indication, Amazon has still not come far enough to top the new Sony reader. It is still ugly. It still doesn’t have a touchscreen. And it is actually larger than the previous clunky model. I just don’t see how they can win this war.
Sony has created what Mike Cane is calling the “iPod of eBooks”. I totally agree. They still have a few kinks to work out, but if Sony will stay focused and committed, I think they will win this eBook war, hands down.
The new Sony reader, due to release next month, will be $100 higher than the current model. While that may seem like a rip-off, trust me, it isn’t. If the Sony reader 700 is as awesome as the reviews make it sound, it will be worth every penny. I have spent the past 24 hours trying to justify purchasing the new model as a “school expense”. After reading Mike’s review, I am decided. It is on my wish list, and I hope to buy it as soon as possible.
If you have even briefly thought about purchasing an eBook reader, I urge you to read Mike’s reviews. They will sell you on Sony. I guarantee it!