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SONY goes "Open Kimono" with sexy new e-Readers

Aug 26, 2009, 08:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

"EPUB was developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IPDF) which several other online e-book stores use, including Barnes & Noble (which announced support for the format in July and will be partnering with Plastic Logic on a device) and CoolerBooks.com which also sells its own COOL-ER reader device. By moving to EPUB format users of the SONY devices will be able to shop at e-bookstores other than SONY’s if e-books are priced competively elsewhere, hence their new “Many Stores, Multiple Devices” strategy.

"With the announcement of the new models, SONY is also partnering with the New York Public Library which will offer 40,000 free e-books for download or e-lending. The new devices will support Adobe’s DRM for commercial EPUB e-books and will be capable of reading a number of other file formats including PDF."

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