Sony’s latest partnership with Google has brought much needed coverage for its PRS 700 e-book reader. Sony PRS 700 is a decent e-book reader. But in comparison to Amazon Kindle 2.0, it falls short in major areas. And it’s not cheap enough to make folks want to buy it over Amazon Kindle. I have been hearing a lot about Sony PRS 700 in the past few weeks and have already written a review for that device. But before I post the review, I thought it’d be fun to put Kindle head to head against PRS 700:
Sony reader may be attractive to people who want to use the file formats not supported by Amazon Kindle, but you’ll still need an Internet connection and a place to buy content. The Kindle store has over 250,000 titles, and that is difficult for Sony to compete with. If Sony reader was priced in $200-250 range, I could see folks wanting to save money and going for it. But at $350, it is awfully hard to justify the price tag (especially when you can pay $10 and get the Kindle).
Stay tuned for PRS 700 review.