Sony Reader

Electronic books SONY have won for a long time the European market thanks to high quality of assemblage and the stable software. Models PRS-300, PRS-350 and PRS-600 are executed in the thin stylish metal case.



Model SONY PRS-300 - is the first model of the electronic book from SONY. It can be got till now in some shops. The book has five-inch VIZPLEX screen. Except the basic navigating keys are located under the display, on the right side of the case there are a numeric keys for a menu selection or the book from a bookshelf. Approximately in the middle of the electronic book on the right there is very confortable lever for browsing.The book has no slot for a SD-flash card. Loading of books occurs only for internal memory of the reader through an USB-cable.

Model SONY PRS-350 - the following updating of the electronic book with five-inch screen. He has touch display of last updating type of E-ink Pearl. Lateral keys have disappeared as superfluous. Slot for a SD-card at this model on former is not present, but the volume of internal memory of the device has increased. And the bookshelf became more interesting. There was a mode of viewing of books / files with display of their covers.

Model SONY PRS-600 - device with 6 inch touch screen E-ink Pearl and slot for a SD-card. Functionally it is very similar on SONY PRS-350 , but the bookshelf is less functional.

Model SONY PRS-T1 - The device with 6 inch touch screen E-ink Pearl, module Wi-Fi and a SD-card slot. This further development SONY PRS-600. The Most important advantage of this model is application of operating system Android. After small intervention in the device program there is a possibility to instal on its additional applications under Android. It is more in detail written here:

Sony PRS-T1 now it is laid off, but for change to it there is a model SONY PRS-T2.The design of the reader is a little changed. In the list of supported formats has appeared FB2, from applications were added Facebook and Evernote.


New SONY PRS-T3 became almost for 15 mm shorter, slightly thicker and 36 grams heavier than the PRS-T2. Location of the keys, design, features and battery life are remained almost unchanged. The main advantage of the model is the cover attached to the housing and using of the screen E-ink Pearl HD (758x1024 pixels). First book from SONY is sold with bookcover. In the delivery of PRS-T3 for Russia there is supporting of format FB2, built-in English-Russian dictionary Oxford Russian Dictionary, the application for work with the social network Facebook.

General characteristics for all e-book readers:

The majority of lacks of the software of these models can be eliminated installation of a foreign update with the program for reading of text, how to make it is written here: Alternative firmware.

Selection of resources of the Internet about Sony Reader is in section "Links."

The table of parametres.

Display and flash card Formats of files Fonts and bookshelf Complete set and functions

Model PRS-300 PRS-350 PRS-600 PRS-T1 PRS-T2 PRS-T3
Diagonal 5"            
Diagonal 6"            
E-Ink Vizplex (600x800)            
E-Ink Pearl (600x800)            
E-Ink Pearl HD (758x1024)            
E-Ink FLEX (758x1024)            
Display with LED backlight            
Slot for a SD-card            
Slot for a microSD-card            

Model PRS-300 PRS-350 PRS-600 PRS-T1 PRS-T2 PRS-T3
MOBI (PRC)            
Viewing of images JPG/PNG            

Model PRS-300 PRS-350 PRS-600 PRS-T1 PRS-T2 PRS-T3
Support of loading of TTF-fonts            
Anti-aliasing fonts            
Carryings over to the text in Russian            
Footnotes below on page            
Support of folders on a SD-card            
Display of names of files of e-books            
Display of names of books and authors            
Display of covers of books            
Presence of the file-manager            

Model PRS-300 PRS-350 PRS-600 PRS-T1 PRS-T2 PRS-T3
Bookcover in the equipment            
Pouch in the equipment            
The power supply in the equipment            
USB-cable in the equipment            
Applications (the calculator, a calendar, games, etc.)            
Uploading of additional dictionaries            
Alternative (not factory) updates            
Wi-Fi module            
User manual                        
Official site WWW.SONY.CO.UK


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