Sony Steps Up

About six months ago, when vook was just a gleam in founder Brad Inman’s eye, I was reporting about the book business and received notice that Sony had a big announcement regarding its e-reader.  Kindle was king at that moment — the second version had just been released — and I, like a lot of other reporters, thought this would finally, finally be Sony’s moment to go wireless, the one thing the company’s e-reader wasn’t yet — and needed to be.

I was disappointed then that the news was less momentous, if useful (It involved Sony’s arrangement to download public domain titles.)  But yesterday, Sony announced it would indeed launch a new e-reader this fall and — hooray — it is wireless.   Still listed at slightly higher than the Kindle, the new reader boasts a host of traits and partnerships, and if experience is any guide, will surely come down in price within months.   Now. . .when will the announcement about a video-enhanced Sony reader appear?   Hmmmm

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