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Sony Reader Touch Edition review

7.5/10 AVG.

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The Sony Reader Touch Edition currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
512 MB
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...


The PRS-600 doesn't quite reach eBook reader perfection, mainly because the screen is more reflective than we would have liked, but we do think it comes awfully close. The touchscreen control and better laid out menus make it much easier and faster to use, while the build quality and battery life re...

- Niall Magennis, TrustedReviews

The PRS-600 is sleeker than the Kindle; touch screen is more responsive than last year's Sony Reader; interface offers better ergonomics and is mostly easy to use; with the addition of an optional memory card, it's capable of storing thousands of electronic books; five font sizes; decent battery lif...

- David Carnoy, CNET
Mobile Tech Review

Sony has done a very good job this time and the Sony Reader Touch Edition is a pleasure to use in terms of touch interface and screen readability. For $299, the Reader offers a great array of features including native PDF support with zoom, ePUB and Adobe Digital Editions compatibility, the resp...

- Lisa Gade, Mobile Tech Review

One of the most frustrating things we've experienced in the past with ebooks is the lack of interaction. This is a key point for students and researchers, opening up a new range of possibilities, and something we commented on when we reviewed Sony's original Reader. Here Sony has removed that bounda...

- Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint

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Screen Size

The Sony Reader Touch Edition's screen size is 6 inches with x pixels resolution.

800 MHz

There is a Freescale i.MX31L 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The eReader runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, SD, Memory Stick Duo (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.

Reader Touch Edition Specs

Release date August 5, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
SIM card size No
Operating System No

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Processor Freescale i.MX31L 800 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Red, Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.5 x 12.2 x 1.0 cm (6.9 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 286 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD, Memory Stick Duo
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported No
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Reader PRS-600

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