Huzzah! Sony’s ‘go it alone’ attitude might be continuing to shift towards a friendlier approach now that they’ve announced future Sony Reader support for the new Adobe Digital Editions format. We mentioned the Digital Editions beta product a few times before and just this week, Adobe released the final product. This is fantastic news because the best eBook hardware in the world is ultimately only as good as the content and formats it supports. Related info about the new product from the press release:
"With native support for Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) andXML-based publications, Adobe Digital Editions already works seamlesslywith more than 150,000 commercially published titles. Using AdobeDigital Editions 1.0 readers will find that content automaticallyre-flows, adapting to different screen sizes and support for AdobeFlash® software promises to enhance digital publications through theintegration of rich audio and video."
One interesting tidbit I haven’t come across an answer to yet: what support, if any, will current Sony Reader owners get with regards to Adobe Digital Editions?