Sony Readers – Pocket and Touch editions confirmed

After numerous leaks over the past week, Sony has finally given up the game and confirmed the PRS-300 and PRS-600 e-readers we already knew were comin

Now known much more easily as the Pocket and Touch editions respectively, the two new Readers cling on to the specs we got wind of earlier this week.

That means the Pocket Reader will come with a 5-inch screen, a non expandable 512MB of storage, and in choice of blue, silver and pink, while the Touch Reader will come with a 6-inch touchscreen, a similar 512MB on board memory but an SD slot to give your capacity a boost, and will be available in red, black and silver.

The latter replaces the PRS-505, which was removed from sale on SonyStyle last week, but has dropped the backlighting layer of its predecessor to improve responsiveness and counter glare issues.

Both models are missing Wi-fi, although Sony has promised Wi-fi version are on their way at some point, but try to make up for it with Mac compatibility – a first for Sony's Readers. This is set to filter down to older versions as well, thanks to a firmware update.

Set to launch in the States by the end of the month, the Touch will set you back $299 (£175), while the Pocket will cost considerably less at $199 (£115). Whether these prices translate into the Great British sterling remains to be seen.

As always, we'll keep you updated – until then, check out our review of the first gen Sony Reader.

Via: Engadget