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Old 04-13-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Sony Reader Refresh any Time Soon?

Curious if Sony has an update (rumored) to the 300/600 in the works. I haven't seen any rumors, but Readers are relatively low-key devices.

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Old 04-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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I notice that the Sony Centres are selling both the 300 and 600 at a low price. They seem to be the lowest here in the UK. Immediately before Sony announced the 300/600 the centres dropped the price of the 505. But it's probably just a coincidence.
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The typical Sony refresh schedule is Sept/Oct each year.

PRS-500 was introduced in 2006
PRS-505 was introduced in 2007
PRS-700 was introduced in 2008
PRS-300/600/900 were introduced in 2009
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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No tablet will equal my 1-2 week battery life. I'm going on a cruise in 3 weeks and would hate to read a LCD screen while sitting next to the pool and also having to recharge every single day.
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Or reading a backlit LCD in bed. Eek.

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Or reading a backlit LCD in bed. Eek.

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I bought my first Tablet PC (Fujitsu Stylistic) back in 2005. The tech they are selling nowadays is no different to what was available back then (at least for reading purposes).
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I notice that the Sony Centres are selling both the 300 and 600 at a low price. They seem to be the lowest here in the UK. Immediately before Sony announced the 300/600 the centres dropped the price of the 505. But it's probably just a coincidence.
Really?

I just checked online and my local sony centre is selling prs 300 at £174.99, Play.com do them for £159.99 plus free UK delivery, WH smith sell them for £149 and Waterstones sell them at£169.

from my experience Sony Centres have always been the most expensive place to buy Sony eReaders from.
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What I used to do all the time with my reb1100, worked fine.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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Really?

I just checked online and my local sony centre is selling prs 300 at £174.99, Play.com do them for £159.99 plus free UK delivery, WH smith sell them for £149 and Waterstones sell them at£169.

from my experience Sony Centres have always been the most expensive place to buy Sony eReaders from.
Same with the US. But a month or so ago they had a sale where Sony's prices temporarily dropped from the $200USD for the PRS-300 to $175.00 or something like that. Similar discount showed for the PRS-600.

The prices went back up, and almost all online retailers are also charging the $200 price right now, with Wal-Mart lowballing everyone at about $169.

So given this, I don't think there's any kind of clearance going on just yet. It was mainly the pricing from a few weeks ago, and the fact that I'm probably going to be in the market soon, that prompted my original question.

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Old 04-14-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
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Really?

I just checked online and my local sony centre is selling prs 300 at £174.99, Play.com do them for £159.99 plus free UK delivery, WH smith sell them for £149 and Waterstones sell them at£169.

from my experience Sony Centres have always been the most expensive place to buy Sony eReaders from.
Went in to the one in West Sussex yesterday PRS 300 for £149 and PRS 600 for£219.
That is a High street shop matching the cheapest Internet price.
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As I posted a couple of weeks ago... Crutchfield had the PRS-300 plus leatherette lighted cover for $169.00 shipped through the 10th of April. That's the best I've seen with no tax or shipping. This week it appears most are back up on the price.
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Really?

from my experience Sony Centres have always been the most expensive place to buy Sony eReaders from.
Or for anything else for that matter...
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