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Sony PRS-900BC Reader Daily Edition

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Product Highlights
  • Free 3G Wireless Access
  • 7" Paper-Like Touch Screen
  • Supports Multiple Formats
  • Portrait or Landscape Viewing
  • Six Adjustable Font Sizes
  • Highlighting and Note Taking
  • Built-In Dictionary
  • Long Battery Life
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
  • Includes Leather Cover and Zipper Case

Sony's PRS-900BC Reader Daily Edition is a digital book with a twist: it's also a digital newspaper. Make that several newspapers, actually. The Daily Edition, in addition to giving you access to over one million books, either through the free wireless 3G access to the Sony Reader Store, public domain Google Books, or via a participating public libraries, also gives you the option to download and read the daily paper right on the device. You can choose to purchase one of the available papers on a daily basis, or you can go with a monthly subscription.

When it comes to supported formats the Daily Edition is compatible with multiple choices, including ePub and PDF. Photo formats such as JPEG, PNG, and GIF are supported as well. The Reader stores those files to its 1.6GB built-in flash memory; however, you also have the option to upload files from optional SD/SDHC memory cards or Sony's Memory Stick Media. Media can be purchased through the Reader Store or from various other online sharing sites, personal publishers, and other sources in addition to the aforementioned free downloads from Google Books and free check-out options from public libraries. And no matter if you're a PC or Mac person, the Daily Edition will get along just fine with your computer.

Other various perks include note taking, highlighting, and drawing capabilities, along with The New Oxford American Dictionary built right in. In regards to looks, the Daily Edition is a slim device that features a protective, yet stylish, black leather cover. Inside the cover you'll find a 7" paper-like touch screen display that allows for portrait or landscape viewing, along with a number of font and page view options. Other features include a stylus which discretely tucks away into the eBook's spine, and multiple options for navigation. A zipper cover is included as well for added protection of your new favorite book.

Free 3G Wireless Access
With the Reader Daily Edition digital book, you can wirelessly browse, purchase, and download content. The free 3G mobile broadband network gives you access to the Reader Store from within most of the U.S.
Elegant 7" Display with Touch Screen
The Reader Daily Edition digital book features a 7" display with simple, easy-to-use touch screen navigation. Enjoy intuitive navigation and comfortable layout of content, including periodicals
Paper-Like Display For Easy Reading
The Reader Daily Edition device utilizes E Ink Vizplex screen technology to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that's more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight. The screen offers a high contrast ratio with 16 levels of grayscale, ensuring that text and images are crisp and easy to read
Long Battery Life
Read on a single charge for up to 7 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two and a half weeks. Battery life may vary based on wireless usage. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly
Thin, Light, Highly Portable Design
Measuring just 0.6" thin and weighing only 12.75 ounces, the Reader Daily Edition is thinner and more lightweight than almost any book, and even many magazines
More Content in More Places
Book lovers will have free wireless access to the Reader Store. By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub and PDF, you can also check out books from public libraries, access over one million free public domain titles from Google Books, as well as sharing sites, online aggregators and personal publishers. Content outside the Reader Store and Google Books content will not be available for wireless download, but can be managed through your compatible Mac or PC
Never Leave Your Books Home Again
Not sure which books to bring on your trip? With the Reader Daily Edition digital book, you will never have to make that choice again. Approximately 1.6GB of onboard memory lets you carry hundreds of your favorite books at a time and with dual memory expansion card slots, your reading library is virtually limitless. Side-load even more content via USB input
Read in Multiple Formats
The Reader Daily Edition supports Adobe PDF3, Microsoft Word and other text file formats, as well as EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions. You can even play back unsecured MP3 and AAC audio files (headphones required and sold separately)
Compatible with PC and Mac
Reader Library software makes it easy to download eBooks, manage your collection, and transfer titles to your Reader Daily Edition device. Reader Library software works with both PC and Mac
Portrait or Landscape Viewing
Read comfortably in either portrait or landscape orientation, making the experience very similar to that of a printed paperback book. In landscape mode the Reader Daily Edition allows for comfortable 2-page layout of content
Freehand Highlighting and Annotation
Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus. If you prefer, a virtual keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks. If you want, you can even export your notes to your computer using the Reader Library software
Built-In Dictionary
A handy search function lets you look up words in The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition
Six Adjustable Font Sizes
The Reader Daily Edition device offers you the ability to resize text. Choose from six adjustable font sizes to improve readability
Quick Page Turns and High Contrast Ratio
Quick page turns let you read at a natural pace, while a high contrast ratio helps ensure your favorite books are easily readable, even in direct sunlight
Covers and AC Charger
The Reader Daily Edition is available in black and comes with a built-in leather cover and zipper case to protect against scratches, dings and dust. With the accompanying AC charger, you can charge your Reader digital book as you read or while it's not in use
Memory User Available Capacity: 1.6GB
Dual Memory Card Expansion Slots: For Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD Card up to 32GB
Formats DRM Text: ePub (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected)
Image: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Unsecured Audio: Unsecured Audio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)
Unsecured Text: ePub, PDF, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word, (Conversion to the Reader requires Word installed on your PC)
Connections USB
Headphone jack
Display Screen Size: Vizplex 7.1"
Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels
Gray Scale: 16 level gray scale
Wireless Wireless: Supports HSPA (3G), UMTS (3G), EDGE, and GPRS data service with 2 bands (850 and 1900MHz)
Compatible Operating Systems OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only) Home Edition/Professional/Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 2 or later
Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.5.6 or later, 10.4.11 or later

CPU: 800MHz Celeron class processor or better for Windows
Intel, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 processor for Mac

RAM: 128MB or more (minimum 512MB for Windows Vista) Free space on hard disc: 20MB or more, but depending on the content amount, more space may be required

Monitor: High Color or more, 1024 x 768 pixels or more (True Color, 1280 x 1024 pixels or more recommended)

Other devices: USB port (High-Speed USB Compatible)
Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees may apply) is also required on your computer

Power Requirements AC Power: DC 5.2V
Battery Life (Approximately): 12,000 (ePub) continuous page turns
Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: 3.7VDC
Dimensions Without Cover: 5 x 8.13 x 0.59" (12.7 x 20.6 x 1.5cm)
With Cover: 5 x 8.13 x 0.72" (12.7 x 20.6 x 1.8cm)
Weight 12.75oz (361.5g)
Sony PRS-900BC Reader Daily Edition
  • USB Cable
  • Stylus
  • Leather Cover
  • Zippered Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • AC Adapter for Reader
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SIM Card (Pre-Installed at Factory)
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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