Sony make e-reading e-easier as they ditch DRM
With a UK launch for Amazon’s Kindle e-reading contraption seemingly as far away as the advent of the fridge freezer with a set of tits on the front, Sony are looking to steal a march and mop up some of the early adopters to the e-reading craze.
The price of their PRS-505 Reader is slowly falling, ahead of the release of new models. It can be had at the moment for only £149.99 with a free Tri-Fold cover, which itself would normally go for about £20.
Better still, Sony have announced that they’re removing the DRM from the books that are sold in their e-book store in place of the open platform ePub format. Which basically means that you’ll be able to read your techno-books on any other device that supports the format.
The move away from DRM should boost sales and give Amazon something to think about as they drag their heels over the launch of the Kindle over here. For all we know, you lot might not even care, and see e-reading as a niche fad, the latest MiniDisc or Segway (even though we’ve all got Segways here at BWHQ.)
Tell us what you reckon – can you see yourself storing all your books on one device or will you always want shelves and shelves of tomes that you’ll never read cluttering up your home. Please leave a comment in the box on the count of three – one… two… THREE!