You have to give Sony credit, they are really trying new strategies to wrestle eBook marketshare from the Amazon Kindle. This month [URL="http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/consumer/computer_peripheral/e_book/release/41492.html"]they announced several new editions [/URL]of the Sony Reader, including the brand new Reader Daily Edition, which should be in stores in time for the holiday shopping season. This comes on the heels of their recent announcement to support the [URL="http://www.idpf.org/"]open ePub ebook standard[/URL] I wrote about last week in my post, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4640.html"]Could Sony Open eBook Decision Pressure Amazon[/URL]. I'm still not sure either Sony (or Amazon) has lowered the price on these units enough to give them …

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In a move that could only be characterized as surprising, Sony announced last week that it was going to be using the open [URL="http://www.idpf.org/"]ePub eBook standard[/URL], which in theory should enable [URL="http://ebookstore.sony.com/reader/"]Sony Reader[/URL] users to access and use any books created around the standard. Sony Readers will also be able to read Adobe PDFs and Adobe eBooks, both of which come with [URL="http://www.adobe.com/products/contentserver/"]Adobe DRM[/URL]. It's a complex announcement, but one thing is clear, Sony has laid down the gauntlet with Amazon, leaving it as the lone major proprietary reader. But is Amazon too big to care? [B]The Amazon eBook Erase …

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