Sony unveils Reader Daily Edition digital reader with 3G connectivity

Sony today announced the third member of its new Reader family – the Reader Daily Edition, a highly-anticipated wireless model with 3G connectivity. The Sony Reader Daily Edition gives consumers wireless access via AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network to Sony’s eBook store from just about anywhere in the U.S. The seven-inch wide, touch screen display provides for intuitive navigation and comfortable layout of content, including newspapers and magazines, whether you’re reading in portrait or landscape orientation. In portrait mode, about 30-35 lines of text are visible, making the experience very similar to that of a printed paperback book. A high contrast ratio with 16 levels of grayscale ensures that text and images are crisp and easy to read.

Reader Daily Edition features Sony’s award-winning industrial design and an E Ink Vizplex electronic paper display that emulates the look of ink on paper. The Daily Edition boasts an attractive aluminum body with an integrated cover for durability. It has enough internal memory to hold more than one thousand standard eBooks and expansion slots for memory cards to hold even more. It will sell for about $399.