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Sony Preparing $100 eReader, Release Date Unknown

by Brandon Russell | August 13, 2012August 13, 2012 10:00 am PST

Sony Reader PRS-T2Tablets may be the top device of choice among consumers, but nothing can quite replace the experience of a good eReader. And while Sony offers up a wide range of tablet devices,  such as the mysterious Xperia quad-core tab, the company is still putting its resources into its Reader lineup.

According to Liliputing, the Japanese company is preparing to launch a new eReader with a touchscreen E Ink display. Not much is known about the device at present other than what was leaked in a product page from a week ago: 6-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi and an ultra-light 6-ounce design. Basically, it’s going a “minor” upgrade to the PRS-T1, as Liliputing put it.

Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble largely have the eReader market cornered, so Sony is already up against some hefty competition. But Sony’s lineup does offer support for a number of extensions, meaning users can take a dip in competing ecosystems. That right there might be reason enough to give the PRS-T2 consideration when it hits, presumably later this year.

[via Liliputing]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...