Ebooks: Sony Joins the Price War

Posted by Zealot on Jul 05, 2010

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sony-reader-daily-editionThey may be a day late and a dollar short, but Sony has finally waded into the ebook reader price war. They have lowered the recommended prices for all three of their ebook readers. The Pocket Edition is dropped twenty bucks to $149, the Touch Edition drops thirty to $169, and the 3G Daily Edition lowers its price by 50 dollars to end up at $299.

Personally those prices still seem like a mixed bag to me. The Pocket at the same price as the WiFi Nook, only lacking any wireless or a decent library? That is just silly. The Touch at $169 makes a bit of sense, since neither the Nook costing a bit less nor the Kindle costing a bit more ($189) have touch screens. However, the larger, fully wireless Daily at $299, with the Kindle DX now at $379? That may actually have an effect on the market. That poor DX, never has caught a break. However, whatever the prices the fact that Sony’s bookstore is feeble compared with Amazon, B&N or even Borders will hurt the Sony Readers as content becomes the key leading up to the holidays.

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By day a department manager and writer for a major network device vendor...by night Zealot stalks the mean magnetic streets, striking fear into the hearts of bandwidth abusers and theme park mascots. Zealot has been involved with mobile devices for more than a decade now, starting off with dumb phones, moving to PDAs and then to smartphones, notebooks and netbooks with the odd PMP thrown in. Most of his mobile time currently is spent on a Treo Pro, Zune HD, Thinkpad T61, HP Mini 311, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 16G or a Hackintoshed Compaq Mini 704. He proudly groks the Geek community and considers himself a Neo Maxi Zune Dweebie (thanks Wil Wheaton!).

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    Sony actually lowered the prices before B&N and Amazon (as I mentioned in a comment). The prices “not that long ago” (as I remember) were $199 for the Pocket and $299 for the Touch.

    Maybe Sony needs to team up with Borders. Borders seems to be selling every other reader, so why not Sony?

    Steve

  • http://www.svpocketpc.com Pony99CA

    Sony actually lowered the prices before B&N and Amazon (as I mentioned in a comment). The prices “not that long ago” (as I remember) were $199 for the Pocket and $299 for the Touch.

    Maybe Sony needs to team up with Borders. Borders seems to be selling every other reader, so why not Sony?

    Steve

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