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Sony Reader Now Supports EPUB and Digital Editions

The new firmware for the Sony Reader (model PRS-505) supports EPUB and Adobe Digital Editions. From MobileRead:

I can now confirm that this particular speculation seems to have proved out: the new firmware (available sometime today, July 24th) will include support for both epub and Adobe’s Digital Editions. It will also include support for PDF reflow, which is something we’ve long been looking for. As an extra added bonus, the new firmware will support DE’s DRM system for both epub and PDF. However you may feel about DRM, this support for it, along with PDF reflow, means that all those PDF e-books available from many public libraries are now in play on the Reader for the first time, so dust off those library cards, folks!

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  • Todd Cook

    I am still a fan of the Kindle for these exact reasons. I heard they are moving towards using a cloud to be able to store more data. Using a Vcloud to hold certain data would make it possible to have an unlimited amount of books for each user. That would be ideal for travelers and people who read more than the average reader.

  • Lou Alessi

    Everyone wants to get in on the “reader” craze. I’ve got me a kindle and I think that it is and will be the industry standard. Lots of accessories for it too. Thin screen protectors and leather carry holsters to keep them safe.

    Apple thinks that the iPad can compete, but it’s too hard on the eyes. This Sony version is viable, but you know what they say about being the first to tap a market.

  • Jamie Gregs

    The reader has been great about adding support to their older models as newer ones are released. I have recently scene the increase in apps available as well. My Masters Tickets were purchased via my Kindle, I know the reader can’t do that yet. I think the iPad will have an effect on the progression of electronic readers.

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    I am still a fan of the Kindle for these exact reasons. I heard they are moving towards using a cloud to be able to store more data.http://anxietydisorders-s.blogspot.com/2012/10/anxiety-disorders.html

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