Today CLT Solutions technology expert was at the launch of Sony Corps new product the Sony Daily Edition.
Sony Daily Edition is an eBook reader that is expected to challenge Amazons Kindle, with the hope of halting Amazons dominance in the eBook reader market.
Amazons Kindle has been a huge hit in the U.S which allows you to download thousands of eBooks onto one reader; it also has wireless connectivity so you can get eBooks on the go.
CLT Solutions explains that this is where the Daily Edition may halt Kindles dominance as previously other Sony eBook readers did not have wireless ability. Now the Daily Edition does rivaling Amazons Kindle in capabilities.
Sources told CLT Solutions that the Daily Edition will be priced at around $400 and it has touch screen capabilities, the device will be driven by 3G allow for connectivity on the go. Sony has chosen AT&T as the carrier for the device, mobile phone users with AT&T are expected to get the service under certain plans.
Although Kindle is a wireless device it does not offer touch screen, Sony believe that with the success of the iPod consumers want and like the touch screen experience.
CLT Solutions Technology experts say this could help take market share, especially with those looking at the Kindle now but are sitting on the fence. The touch screen may help them make up their minds.
One thing that may hold back a customer from buying Sony is that the Kindle is unique to Amazon books, as Amazon have made their software proprietary. Sony is in the process of converting over one million books currently on their store to an open source eBook format.
But Amazon is the biggest book store in the world and some may feel that they will have much wider choice in the future. However CLT Solutions believe that the open source format will in the end be on Amazon as competition rules may prevent them from monopolizing the market.