July 1st 2009 9:46 pm

Critic reviews

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Gizmodo Nov 24, 2008

So props, I guess, to Sony for rethinking the physical interface and for charging into the new territories of sidelighting and touchscreen. But seriously—seriously—did anyone bother to try to read a book on this thing before you started manufacturing them by the thousands?

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Computerworld Mar 30, 2009

Savvier tech users may want to consider the Sony Reader as an alternative to the Kindle. The Reader accepts a number of common document formats, is smaller and lighter, offers a touch screen and built-in backlighting, and lets you listen to your favorite tunes while reading. If its software were...

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solid (aluminum) case and minimalist design, thanks to touch screen, fast page refresh. some reviews said the glare from the touchscreen made the device un-readable, I havent found this to be a problem. still seems to be the only one with a backlight, which, while not a great backlight (more of...

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