Sony Reader PRS-T1 Leaked Yet Again; Shows Up with Multi-touch Display and Stylus

August 30, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony may be yet to announce their new Reader PRS-T1, but it has been caught in the wild many a time. An FCC appearance too happened in between. We now have another leak, and this one shows us an image as well.

Dutch retailer Bol seems to have accidentally put up more of the details of the device on their site. You don’t have to look for those info now as they have been pulled already.  A picture shows the PRS-T1 in black, white and burgundy-red. Sony has replaced the sleek aluminum body of the device’s predecessor with plastic, which must be why the reader weighs only 168 grams.

This one will come with multi-touch support for the 6 inch E Ink Pearl display, Kobo-like touchscreen navigation along with pinch to zoom.

There will also be a new stylus to make handwritten notes and annotations, and the T1 will display the current book’s cover on the sleep screen.

The reader was spotted featuring 2 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi accompanied by a web browser. It will also have Wikipedia and Google search built-in and supports formats that include EPUB, PDF, MP3 and AAC among others.

This one comes for €165 ($240). The price tag says Sony wants to take on Kindle for the moment, so is not trying to match up to Android based readers.

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