EReader And Kindle Start a New Story
It also incorporates proprietary E Ink technology, which delivers a faster response time and a higher contrast ratio for an easy-to-read electronic paper display. Although users can read text on PCs and cell phones, the experience is not as conducive to long-term reading as using a display that was specifically designed for the task.
“The Reader uses an electronic paper display that’s easy on the eyes without the refresh flicker or backlight of an LCD, which contributes to eyestrain,” said Brennan Mullin, VP of Sony’s Digital Audio and Imaging Division. “We don’t think of it as carrying yet another device. Instead we’re eliminating a stack of books.”
A single battery charge provides up to 7,500 pages of continuous reading. Although it is not its primary purpose, the Reader plays unencrypted MP3s, so users can listen to some music while reading.