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Old 04-27-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Sony Germany wants the Reader as quickly as possible

Sony hasn't really made a peep about their plans to release the Sony Reader device outside the US or Canada. Until now. In an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt, Sony Germany chief Jeffry van Ede revealed his plans to launch the Reader, being a "new growth driver", "as quickly as possible" while seeking alliances with local publishers.

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Nun hofft der Manager auf neue Wachstumstreiber. So will er schnellstmöglich den E-Book-Reader nach Deutschland bringen und sucht derzeit nach Partnern für die Inhalte. Mit diesem Gerät lassen sich digitale Bücher lesen. Der Online-Buchhändler Amazon hatte große Aufmerksamkeit hervorgerufen, als er im November in den USA ein vergleichbares Gerät mit dem Namen Kindle einführte.
Sorry no dates yet, but I thought this update is still good food for the soul for all our German e-book fans.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Interesting. Not entirely surprising after the UK plans for the PRS have been hotly debated here for quite a while, but still very good news. AFAIK, Germany is also a relatively big market for Amazon, so it might be interesting to see how that one plays out...
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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I already got one PRS-505 directly from the US (and planning to get a 2nd) it would be very interesting to know, how much it will cost in Europe.
The price (of course because of the $-EUR Ratio) in the USA is amazing and with the Cybook the Sony has a big enemy here in europe.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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This is good news. I hope we'll finally see some more German e-books in Mobipocket format as well. The selection is very moderate at the moment.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:17 AM   #5
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Hope they have plans to release the device in other countries in Europe.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:18 AM   #6
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Screw it buy directly from the US//cheaper anyway.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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This is good news. I hope we'll finally see some more German e-books in Mobipocket format as well. The selection is very moderate at the moment.
What you should see (IMHO) may be more German eBooks but in BBeB format.
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What you should see (IMHO) may be more German eBooks but in BBeB format.
At first yes, sure, but I hope it will affect the number of German e-books in Mobipocket format as well, although not directly.
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Hope they have plans to release the device in other countries in Europe.
I'd hope (and think) so too, Europe is tending to act more and more like a single country these days, and once they let it out of the bag in one place, it'll get around the whole "Continent" on its own anyway, I expect.

In any case, this is a good sign.
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