Sony Reader T1

Mobile Read has pics and specs for Sony's newest e-book Reader, the T1. The main new feature is that it is now made of plastic instead of metal.

Natte Hoffelder writes: "I'm disappointed. I feel that Sony continue to remain 1 step behind everyone else. I was hoping for something new and amazing, but Sony gave us an e-reader that is only an incremental improvement on the last generation."

And hardly that. The last generation of Sony's Reader was distinguished by its classy hardware, and by being small and light despite it. Unlike other brands, it offered models that fit in a pocket, had a nice feel–which is important!–and was only trivially more expensive for it.

Faced with the challenge of catching up to the Kindle and Nook in other respects, Sony instead gets rid of the only things it had over them.