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Sony eBook reader to hit our shores this month

Sony is set to release their new eBook reader, the PRS-505 for the UK market this month. This ultra portable device offers book readers the chance to take up to 160 books on their travels; all stored on one handy little device. The Sony PRS-505 is slimmer than previous designs and boasts an Eink screen, which replicates the look of traditional books on its large 6 inch screen. The text on the screen can also be resized for sight-impaired readers and has a viewing angle of up to 180 degrees.

The Sony eBook reader also features memory stick DUO and SD card slots for additional memory that can take the amount of eBooks stored on the device to over 13,000. Battery power is impressive as well, with over 7,000 page turns from a single battery charge.

The Sony eBook reader will probably not signal the end of the traditional book, but is a handy accessory to have if you do a lot of reading or need access to your documents and other files while on your travels.

The Sony PRS-505 is available for pre-order now and will be released later this month. The unit is priced at £199.99 and will include all the software needed to download the eBooks, power adaptor and a leather look cover.