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Will we see PS3 before the PRS-500 in our hands?

One of Sony's most recent sought out devices, the PRS-500 eBook reader is going to be delayed once again. Sony Electronics brought the PRS-500 with them to CES this past January and had announced a Spring 2006 launch but then pushed it to the summer of 2006. Sony is now saying a fall launch seems more likely.

The eBook reader used to be listed on the Sony Style merchant site, not for purchase but rather for pre-order. Soon after that the options were changed to an "Update Me" status to take interested parties' email addresses down to let them know when this thing actually came out from under the rock it has been jammed under since this past spring season.

Many have been looking forward to the PRS-500 and many others, like the recently launched and now shipping eFlyBook which is built by iRex and marketed by ARINC. Though the eFlyBook has launched and is already being sent to lucky consumers, it weighs in at about $900 including a cart load of aviation data which would otherwise cost around the same price. Sony's PRS-500, on the other hand, is still priced at $350 which is a number that is a bit more practical for the day to day user.

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Another SONY tie-in?
By lemonadesoda on 7/26/2006 9:54:55 PM , Rating: 1
Perhaps they are waiting for the blu-ray dongle thingy so they can ship it with the illustrated encyclopaedia brittanica? Or they re-designed it to include a headphone socket for playing e-books, and m-books, in ATRAC3 format! LOL

RE: Another SONY tie-in?
By mforce on 7/27/2006 8:27:30 AM , Rating: 2
Sony we introduce formats not products .... lol
Yeah Sony does like its own formats , so much so that it forgets it should actually launch some products form time to time . Still let's see how blue-ray does cause so far I wouldn't call their product a smashing success .

By akimboberetta on 7/27/2006 10:03:43 AM , Rating: 2
It seems like I've been waiting for this product for forever. I've been dreaming of one of these ever since I heard of the concept of e-paper. Even when it comes out I'll still be waiting to see if there are enough e-books to make it worth buying. And even then I'll probably wait for a competing product to come out to drive down prices.

Why can't I just live in the future?

By Knish on 7/27/2006 8:06:47 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone care anymore? Will Sony just ship a working product?

X-Box 360 for teh WIN
By Xeronix on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
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