Sony Reader Touch Edition 

Released August, 2009
  • No wireless
  • 6"
  • 800 x 600
  • 2 GB
5.8 Out of 10

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Sony Reader Touch Edition

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Reader Touch Edition
5.2
Kobo Glo
7.7
Kobo Arc
7.2
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Reader Touch Edition
6.2
Kobo Glo
8.6
Kobo Arc
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Reader Touch Edition
5.6
Kobo Glo
9.6
Kobo Arc
4.3
Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reader Touch Edition
6.9
Kobo Glo
7.6
Kobo Arc
7.7
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

5.8

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Reader Touch Edition
5.8
Kobo Glo
7.8
Kobo Arc
6.8

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Reader Touch Edition

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 8
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi
Built-in light None
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Resistive
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech No
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser No
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls No

storage

Internal storage 1.4 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 2 GB

connectivity

Input/Output port mini-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi None
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 128 MB
Processor 532 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore Reader Store
EBookstore size 0.82 M book
Free content free content 0.02 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29
Reader-to-reader lending No
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations Yes

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber
Size 122 x 175 x 10.2 mm
Weight 286 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes
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