Sony Reader PRS300 and PRS600 eBook reader specs leak

We spotted Sony's two new eBook readers last week but now we've got the specs to oggle too. Sony Insider's eagle-eyed spies noted down the details of

We spotted Sony's two new eBook readers last week but now we've got the specs to oggle too.

Sony Insider's eagle-eyed spies noted down the details of the PRS300 and PRS600 eBook readers when they erroneously emerged on a retailer's website.

The unnecessarily lengthily named Sony PRS300-RC Reader Pocket Edition has a 5in screen, 512MB of onboard memory and will play nice with PCs and Macs. It connects via USB 2.0 and reputedly has a battery that'll give you 7,500 page turns.

Its marginally bigger brother, the 6in Sony PRS600-SC Reader Touch Edition is 0.4in thin, has a virtual keyboard and "doodle capability".  Again, there's 512MB of onboard storage and support for PC and Mac.

The major feature Sony seems to have neglected again is WiFi. With the Kindle reputedly set for these shores soon, eBook readers without connectivity could start looking decidedly prehistoric.

The leaked specs put the prices for the two readers at $299 for the Sony PRS600-SC and $199 for the Sony PRS300-RC. No news on when the posh page turners will hit the UK yet. In the meantime see our review of the first generation Sony Reader.