So we al know how I feel about the Kindle, yes? I'd buy one if I had the cashola, but it's just not there. And, so far, no one has offered to buy me one, or send me one. I WISH.
But, I did get this email in my inbox and I was intrigued enough to follow the bread crumbs back. It began"
Today Sony is announcing the introduction of two new products that deliver on its promise of making digital readers and eBooks accessible and affordable for consumers. Part of a new Reader line, the Reader Pocket Edition™ is priced at $199, the lowest price point of any digital reader to-date. Both the Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition™ -- a $299 device with a six-inch touch screen panel -- will be available at the end of August, at SonyStyle.com, SonyStyle stores and select retail partners, such as Best Buy, Borders and Walmart.
Also announced today, all new releases and New York Times bestseller titles in the eBook Store from Sony will now be available for $9.99, down from $11.99. Also, through the Sony eBook Store users can access more than 1 million free books from Google Books.
So, that sounds good. Really good, but I'm not a huge fan of just putting peoples press releases up on my blog. So, I asked if there were any I could try - I'm all about the straight poop here, and it'd be nice to be able to SAY if a product is actually good - you know, so in case you wanted to buy one for a gift or for yourself, you want to know if you can get away with the Sony or if you need to sell a kidney for the Kindle.
I'm happy to say that I've been promised a loaner - although I'm kind of skeptical (but hopeful) that I'll receive it - and I'll be reviewing it here for all of us. I'm looking forward to receiving it and seeing if it's as good as the other Sony products that populate my home.