The pics that Engadget ran tell some of the story, but MobileRead has the rest. There is a very detailed, lengthy write-up from Bob Russell, who also attended the Sony Reader event. Some of the interesting items that jumped out at me from Bob’s article:
- Recharge time is 4 hours. This is fantastic because with 7,500 page turns, you won’t be recharging that much; a few hours every couple of weeks is outstanding.
- There is no backlight, which helps with the power requirements, but could be a minor turn off for some folks. However, the display looks great even in bright sunlight.
- Device wake up about 5 seconds when returning from a "sleep" mode; not bad.
- Content can be licensed for up to 6 devices
The device should be available by the end of next month, so if you’re interested in it, Bob’s hands-on experience are required reading.