Sony - Improved 160g digital book reader from the "Reader" series
From Sony's digital book reader, "Reader" Series, new model "PRS-T3S" in 3 colors (black, red and white) will be out on October 4.
It has a 6-inch display (756x1024 dots). The resolution became 60% better than the previous model (600x800 dots). The book reader without a cover weighs only 160g, which makes it the lightest book reader in Japan. The backside has a microSD/SDSC slot.
One of the remarkable functionalities is that it enables you to read 600 pages after only 3 minutes of charge. So, when you realize that the book reader is running out of battery just before you leave your house for work, you can still charge well enough to read a whole book.
The "PRS-T3S" is expected to retail for about ¥10,000.
The book cover is optional. There are 2 models: a standard cover (PRSA-SC30 About ¥3,000) and a cover with a light (PRSA-CL30 About ¥5,000). They will be also out on October 4 with 3 colors (black, white and red).