Three weeks after the new Sony Reader was prematurely revealed, the company has made the PRS-505 Reader Digital Book official. Most of the specs are in keeping with previous information ($300, increased internal storage, slimmer design, button redesign), but two of the most noteworthy new details are an improved display (8 shades of gray) and UMS/MSC support.
Here’s a comparison table of the main specifications of the first- and second-generation Readers.
|Display:||6 inches (800 x 600)
4-level gray scale
|6 inches (800 x 600)
8-level gray scale
|Storage:||about 80 ebooks||about 160 ebooks|
|Expansion:||MS Duo/SD card||MS Duo and SD card|
|Size:||6.9" x 4.9" x 0.5"||6.9" x 4.8" x 0.3"|
|Weight:||8.8 ounces||9 ounces|
|Colors:||Black||Silver, dark blue|
The PRS-505 supports text (BBeB, PDF, TXT, RTF, Word), image (JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP), and audio files (MP3 and AAC) and is available now at Sony Style.[MobileRead]