Sony Reader gives e-books a boost

by admin October 8, 2006 at 5:57 am

Has paperback publishing found its very own iPod?

The electronic book equivalent of Apple’s iPod may have got underway in the US last week with the launch of Sony’s paperback-sized Reader device and an e-book download service at Sony’s Connect online shop.

But UK and other European consumers may have to wait a long time to see the device, as Sony has no plans to launch here yet.

“It normally takes months to evaluate the success of new products in the US and Japan before we can decide whether to roll them out in Europe,” a spokesman told “We have no plans for a European launch of the Reader at all.”

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