Kindle vs Sony Reader
E-readers, which are electronic devices that let people read materials such as documents, books and newspapers on the go are rapidly increasing in popularity. Over the past few years, millions of people have purchased and used an e-reader. Some even believe that they may one day replace paper books. Just like any consumer electronic, these e-readers have become more sophisticated and convenient over time. The two most popular devices on the market today are the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader. Which one is the right choice for you? Here is some information that would help you decide on the Kindle Vs Sony Reader:
The first Kindle was made available by Amazon in November 2007. As soon as it was released, it has experienced unprecedented popularity and has sold out within a few hours of being released. The first release of the Kindle was only available in the United States. Around 2 years later, Amazon has made some changes to the device and released the Kindle 2, which had more memory (2GB) and had an option to read text out loud to the user. It was also slimmer in size and Amazon released an upgrade which allows it to support PDF documents. In July 2010, a new version of the Kindle was released, called the Kindle 3. It actually came in 2 versions, one that supports only Wi-Fi and another which allows both Wi-Fi and cellular network (3G) connectivity. This allows users to purchase and download content directly to the reader without having to use a computer. It is also slightly smaller and has an improved display over the previous generation.
The Sony Reader is similar in appearance and in many regards to the Kindle. There were 7 different version of it made, 4 of them are currently being sold. Sony also made a Reader Pocket Edition that is designed to be smaller and more competitively priced than the other units.
Now here is a comparison of some aspects of the Kindle Vs Sony Reader:
The Sony Reader has a touch screen in two versions of the device, while the Amazon Kindle uses buttons to turn the page, which could seem awkward to some users. Some users believe that the Sony Reader is more “stylish” than the Kindle and prefer to use it for that reason.
The screen size of the Kindle is larger than the Sony Reader. It also has better screen contrast setting to make content easier to read.
The Kindle has better connectivity options and does not actually need a computer to function. It uses a 3G cellular connection to download content. The Kindle 2 also allows you free access to the internet on the device. This means that you can download reading materials and buy books on the go. This feature is something that is notably absent from the Sony Reader. With the Reader, you need to pre-load your books on the device before you use it.
One last, but very important factor in this Kindle Vs Sony Reader comparison is that the Kindle is equipped with better shock protection which makes it less likely to be damaged if it accidentally falls.