Sony Enters The E-book Reader Price War

Sony Enters The E-book Reader Price War

Range Govindan
Jul 7, 2010

Ebook readers are great little devices that allow you to read your favorite books in an easier way. The Kindle was the best available for along time, but it's always been a bit pricey. In the last few weeks, a bunch of new companies have entered the ebook reader market with competing devices, forcing even Amazon to lower its prices. Now, Sony also started lowering their prices.

If you've been waiting to purchase an e-book reader for a while, then it looks like now it's the time to really think about what you should be getting. You may have already heard that both the Nook and the Kindle have dropped their prices below $200. The WiFi Nook now costs $149 and the Kindle costs $189. This has been really good news since the usual price was a bit high for our tastes.

You now have a bunch of choices if you're looking to purchase an e-book reader. The Kobo, which is partnering with Borders, is also an option. It costs $150. Now Sony has announced a price drop in their e-book reader product family. Sony's Daily Reader drops from $349 to $299. The Touch dropped form $249 to $169, and the Pocket Edition dropped from $169 to $149.

This is really great news and it's all due to Apple releasing their iPad. Since the iPad is a very capable e-book reader as well and costs $499, other companies have had to adjust the prices for the e-book readers. E-books are certainly great to have when you're traveling or if you don't have enough space for all of your books. There's nothing like having your whole library in a little device when you're on the go, especially if you enjoy reading. This is good for e-book readers and makes you wonder what the companies have planned next.

[via Crunchgear]

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