Sony Electronics and Borders Inc have declared a joint venture of a reading device for e-Books and text documents, available through about 200 Borders stores in the US. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The Sony Reader will debut in Borders and more than 30 Sony Style stores around the country as well as online at www.sonystyle.com. The reader will allow active readers to carry as much as they want to read whether they are travelling on the road or just around the corner, says an online release. The device can store hundreds of books and other documents using a combination of internal flash memory and optional Memory Stick or Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards. In addition to e-Books offered through the Sony Connect service, the Reader can store and display personal documents in Adobe PDF format as well as JPEG photos.