Sony wants to rewrite the electronic book. The hardware and content giant aims to appeal to frequent travelers, students and consumers with its new Sony Reader.
The e-book, which is about the size of a paperback novel, can store up to 100 tomes. Thus, for example, it would allow students who shoulder heavy backpacks to consolidate their texts, Sony executives said.
Sony did not disclose a price for the e-book, which will be available in the United States this spring. However, the company does intend to support the Sony Reader with a desktop application that can manage downloaded books and access thousands of titles, which can be purchased via its Connect online store.