Sony Reader Now Available at Target

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Book fans may now carry at least 160 books at once. The Reader Sony Digital Book is a portable gadget that allows you to read a number of titles, without having to bring dozens and dozens of books…whenever, wherever. You can download a number of eBook titles at Sony’s eBook Store. Choose from classics, popular and new releases. Sony Reader also supports the following formats: Adobe PDF10, RTF, TXT, BBeB and Microsoft Word.

Sony Reader’s long battery life can last up to 7,500 continuous turns. Another plus is the amazing paper-like quality of its screen, thus reading is not taxing on the eyes.

Dimensions and Portability

Sony Reader Digital book is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal travel companion. It weighs about 9 ounces, 1/3" thick.

Paper-like screen technology

The impressive 6-inch display utilizes breakthrough technology, making the screen appear almost paper-like. Reading is made easier, and what’s more, the display is not compromised even in bright sunshine. Plus, the screen allows for high contrast and high resolution, with an almost 180º viewing angle. Text can be enlarged for easy reading.

Content storage capability

This gizmo’s internal memory can store up to 160 avergae sized eBooks. Sony reader also has a slot for optional extended memory card for storage of hundreds more eBooks and other supported documents.

Multiple eBook titles

At the Connect eBook Store, you can browse for and buy thousands of new releases, popular and classic titles. You can also visit other participating websites, and even unsecure sites that have eBook in file formats supported by Reader.

More than just eBooks

Apart from just reading eBooks, Sony Reader also comes with the eBook Library 2.0 PC Software which allows you to easily transfer Adobe PDF documents, Microsoft Word documents, BBeB Book and other text file formats to the Reader. Accessing and viewing multiple files at any time is now a cinch.


Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 6.9" x 4.8" x 0.3". (175 x 122 x 8mm)

  • Weight (Approx.) : 9oz. without soft cover

System Requirements

  • Hard Drive : 20MB Minimum available Hard Drive space

  • Internet Connection : Broadband suggested

  • Operating System : Operating System — Windows® XP (Home Edition/Professional, Media Center Edition, Media Center Edition 2004, Media Center Edition 2005)& Windows Vista® (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate).

  • Optical Drive : Optical Drive capable of reading CD-ROM

  • Processor : 800MHz Intel® Celeron® class processor or better

  • RAM : 128 MB Minimum

  • USB Port : USB 1.1 or faster USB Port (Optimal with USB 2.0)


  • AC Power : Optional AC Charger requires 120 Volts 60Hz

  • Battery Life (Approx.) : Up to 7,500 page turns

  • Battery Type : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

  • Recharging Time : Approx. 4 Hours with USB charging from powered Computer or Approx. 2 Hours when using optional AC wall charger

Media Formats Supported

  • DRM Text : BBeB Book (Marlin)

  • Image : JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP

  • Unsecured Audio : MP3 and AAC

  • Unsecured Text : BBeB Book, TXT, RTF, Adobe® PDF, Microsoft® Word (Conversion to the Reader-requires Word installed on your PC)


  • Gray Scale : 8-Level Grey Scale

  • Resolution : Approx. 170 Pixels Per Inch

  • Screen Size : Approx. 6" Measured Diagonally

  • Technology : E Ink® "Electronic Paper"

Image Source: Sony style

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