Sony reveals wireless reader “Daily Edition”

Credit: Sony
Credit: Sony

Amazon’s Kindle might have dominated the electronic book reader scene since its launch, but it doesn’t mean that Sony will not keep on trying to change that.

Sony Corp on Tuesday launched its first ever wireless electronic reader, the Daily Edition which features a 7-inch touch screen.

The company previously launched two lower-priced ebook readers earlier this month; both featuring touchscreens but lack wireless connection.

Sony Corp is hoping that this new addition to their line of ereaders will help them gain a foothold on the ebook market. If you remember, among the two, it was Sony who first launched an electronic reader in 2006. Amazon followed a year later and stolen the spotlight up until now.

The Daily Edition will be available in the market in December ad priced at $399. AT&T will be the device’s carrier which will use 3G connection.


Sony and Netflix join forces

Because Internet video capable HDTVs have sprouted in the market like mushrooms on a rainy day, giant company Sony has now teamed up with Netflix, an online  DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental service which offers online streaming to customers in the United States and flat-rate rental-by-mail.

Some Sony Bravia TV sets (those that are Internet video-capable anyway) now allow Netflix members who are under the unlimited subscription plan can use Sony Bravia’s Internet video-capable sets to watch more that 12,000 movies and TV episodes. This will be available online in the fall.

The models include any HDTVs compatible with Sony’s Bravia Internet Video Link which is a $199 add-on module available for many of Sony’s television released in the past two year and the currently shipping W5100, Z5100, and XBR9 series which is available in 40-, 46-, and 52-inch screen size.

Although Sony is among the early companies to offer HDTVs capable of connecting to the internet, they are not the first consumer electronics company to have a team up with Netflix though.  Microsoft with its Xbox360 videogame console, LG Electronics, Roku, Samsung, TiVo and Vizio already has a partnership with the online company.