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Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and performance get less positive views.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS900BCKIT Reader Daily Edition (Black)Sony PRS900BCKIT Reader Daily Edition (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC eBook reader

 

Slow navigation hampers the Sony Reader Daily Edition

Great multimedia features, wireless access to e-books and daily newspapers

Store interface is clunky, newspaper support depends on network coverage quality

Sony's first wireless eBook reader, the Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC, is pricey but it offers first-rate newspaper support.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900)

 

The Sony Reader Daily Edition offers a slick touch-screen design and wireless book downloads, but it suffers from a high price and a dim display that defeats the purpose of E-Ink technology.

Integrated 3G radio for wireless book downloads. Classy design. Touch-enabled display. Supports many file formats.

High price. Glossy screen coating makes dim display difficult to read. Touch screen requires very firm presses.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC review: Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

 

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

First Sony Reader with wireless 3G service; larger 7.1-inch touch screen displays significantly more lines of text; with the addition of an optional memory card (SD or Memory Stick Pro), it's capable of storing thousands of electronic books; six...

Expensive; screen is still glare-prone and the contrast isn't as good as other non-touch-screen e-readers; battery isn't user-replaceable; can't "cloud-push" files from Sony's online store (using your desktop) to the device as you can with the Kindle;...

Though there's a lot to like about the Daily Edition, the dazzle of Sony's first e-reader to integrate cellular wireless connectivity is diminished by its lackluster screen and high price tag.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC review: Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

 

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

First Sony Reader with wireless 3G service; larger 7.1-inch touch screen displays significantly more lines of text; with the addition of an optional memory card (SD or Memory Stick Pro), it's capable of storing thousands of electronic books; six...

Expensive; screen is still glare-prone and the contrast isn't as good as other non-touch-screen e-readers; battery isn't user-replaceable; can't "cloud-push" files from Sony's online store (using your desktop) to the device as you can with the Kindle;...

Though there's a lot to like about the Daily Edition, the dazzle of Sony's first e-reader to integrate cellular wireless connectivity is diminished by its lackluster screen and high price tag.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (macworld.com)

Reivew: Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

 

Sony's first wireless e-book reader, though pricey, offers first-rate newspaper support--but only if AT&T's service cooperates.

Wireless access to e-books and daily newspapers ; Reat multimedia features

Story interface is clunky ; Store interface is clunky ; Newspaper support depends on AT&T coverage quality

By the way, you can transfer commercial and free content to the Reader after using the included USB cable to attach the device to your Mac or PC. In fact, this is the only way to patronize bookstores other than Sony’s (you can buy from any e-tailer...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The technology isn't there

 

I was disappointed with the amount of glare on the device. It's not as bad when reading underneath a lamp or directly underneath a ceiling light at home. However, the lighting inside the library at my school wasn't' enough to overcome the glare on the...

This device has more real estate for reading than any similar sized e-reader available today. It accepts more formats than most readers. Battery life can last weeks

Price for performance ; This device requires a strong light source for books to be comfortably read. This is something not always available when on the go ; Limited pricing options for ebooks. The ePub format from Barnes and Noble is not compatible...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice...

 

This is my first reader... the screen is just fine for my use. Have put all of my pdf's on the device (scientific papers)... very handy.

Well built. Flexible viewing modes. Battery lasts "forever

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Too much glare

 

Ease of use, can download books from the local library

too much glare! the glare makes it very hard to read. returning the item

May, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great eReader

 

I was condidering purchasing the PRS600 about a year ago, but the resolution on the touch screen was awful. The PRS900, though, is great. I've used a Sony eReader for a few years now and this one is, overall, the best. The processor on this model is...

The cost should be lower. I'd like to see this model at about $299 instead of the $399 it started out at

May, 2010

Consumer review (dell.com)

PRS900BC Reader Daily Edition

 

A book is a Book, and a NewsPaper is a Newspaper- an e-reader is neither! Preface: I am Sony's Number one fan- I own TV, PSP, PS3 and at least two cameras- Because I have to have the best New Gadget- Ooops Well 3 out of 4 aint bad- This is a new...

Apr, 2010