Sony Reader – Is this the Amazon Kindle Killer?

You might know the gadget “Kindle” offered by Amazon. They have been trying really hard to push this and make it a popular “I want That” gadget. Soney has it’s own Kindle named Sony Reader.Google is offering 500,000 eBooks, Google eBooks, for free to read on Sony Reader. Now that’s what we can call Kindle Killer.  These eBooks are also downloadable to desktop by downloading the eBook Library Software. But, the question remains as to how many of these books are popular titles that people would want to read. You will have to find that out for yourself. 

Happy reading book worms!!!


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About Venu Mallarapu

I am currently working as Associate Director at Cognizant Technology Services in their Life Sciences division. I have over 15 years of experience in developing IT Solutions and Services, specifically for Life Sciences industry for about 9 years. I have worked with small to large pharma customers to address various business requirements in R&D, Sales and Marketing areas. IT Service Management is one of my other passions. I blog and write about technology frequently and have also presented at various conferences and workshops on wide variety of topics in technology.

2 responses to “Sony Reader – Is this the Amazon Kindle Killer?”

  1. Soumya says :

    Sony Reader is and will be a bog flop. The google books are books more than 75 years old (books stay in copyright for 75 years) and hardly the catalog that will create a buzz. Sony reader has been around for a long time and has many deficiencies. Also Kindle is following the Ipod/Itunes closed model, but a tightly integrated model. There’s an arguement to be had whether an open chaotic platform is better that a closed platform.

    • vmallarapu says :

      I have come across Sony Reader only recently. I guess that explains how successful it has been. Not that I am good at spotting and reading about successful gadgets in the market though 🙂

      I agree with you on the Google eBooks collection. Hard to find any popular titles that I would want to read, with out spending money 😉

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