Sony’s New E-Reader Adds Facebook Integration
The e-ink reader battle just got a little more interesting as Sony updated its Sony Reader line Thursday with the new PRS-T2, which packs a faster processor and adds new social media features, like Facebook and Evernote integration.
The 6-inch device comes in white, red, and black and has a glare-free updated touch screen designed for long-term reading, 2GB of built-in storage for storing your books, and a whopping two months of battery life with Wi-Fi turned off.
Newly added Facebook integration lets readers post a short passage from books they’ve purchased from Sony’s Reader Store to the social network. Evernote integration allows Reader owners to save web content on the e-reader to check out later, automatically optimizing the content for the device’s e-ink display.
Much like other e-readers on the market, notably the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony‘s Reader also has access to some public libraries. Customers with a valid library card and borrow free e-books from over 15,000 libraries in the United States.
Of course, Sony also has its own Reader Store full of e-books, newspapers and magazines. Also similar to other e-book services, that content can also be viewed online in a web browser. Sony also has a PC and Mac app, as well as an app for Android phones and tablets.
As part of Sony’s collaboration with Pottermore and the Pottermore Shop, Sony is offering a voucher — for those who purchase the black version of the Reader – for a free digital copy of the first eBook in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is available now from Sony Stores and online for $129. Sony will also be selling a Cover for $35, and a cover with a light for $50.
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