Sony has released two new models of its Reader device. One of the new models is smaller with a 5 inch screen and is considered to be pocket model. This smaller model will cost $199, making it one of the cheapest alternatives for reading ebooks.
Perhaps these new models can help Sony gain more traction in the market as it is currently in the shadow of Amazon’s Kindle. It would be interesting for Sony to gain more market share before Barnes and Noble starts offering a device of its own, next year.
I hope to be able to see these devices first hand soon, but won’t hold my breath waiting for it. Sony doesn’t seem to consider Brazil as a potential market for ebook Readers as I’ve never seen one for offered for sale down here. For now, I’ll continue to consider my iPod as the best device for reading ebooks.