DEVICE: PRS-700 Reader DEBUT: October 2008 PRICE: $399
THE SKINNY: According to a Wall Street Journal report in December 2008, Sony announced it had sold 300,00 units of its device since the first of three Sony Readers debuted in October 2006.
SPECS: The latest entry to Sony's family of eBook readers, the PRS-700, includes a touch-screen and virtual keyboard -- something that was lacking in both the PRS-500 and PRS-505, the previous two Sony eReaders. Sony's PRS-700 is approximately 174.3 x 127.6 x 9.7 mm, weighs about 10 ounces, sports a 6-inch diagonal display with a 170 dpi/8-level grayscale resolution and contains 512 MB of memory. It uses a lithium-ion battery that allows 7,500 page turns per charge, and also has a built-in LED reading light. For Windows, Sony Reader contains Sony's proprietary Sony Connect (a.k.a. Sony eBook Library).