Saturday, October 24, 2009

Amazon Kindle vs Sony Reader

by Shawn Parker
Both the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader have many benefits. They are each e-reader's with many unique features.
The Amazon Kindle was made to read e-books and other types of digital media. There are three hardware devices that support this system. They are: Kindle, Kindle 2, and Kindle DX. There is also a Kindle for iPhone. E Ink brand electronic paper displays are used with the Amazon Kindle. Specifications of the Amazon Kindle include: A Linux-2.6.10 operating system, 3.7 volt power, storage of 256 MB or 2 GB, and the dimensions are 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.36 inches. The connectivity of the Amazon Kindle is
Amazon Whispernet which uses an EVDO/CDMA wireless modem. Another great feature is that it is lightweight. Weighing only 10.2 ounces, the Amazon Kindle is easily transported.
The display of the Amazon Kindle is 6 inches diagonally, 3.6 width x 4.8 inches in height. The display also features 600 x 800 pixels, has 167 ppi density, and a 4-level grayscale with the original Kindle and a 16-level grayscale with the Kindle 2. The input is a USB 2.0 port connector.
Another e-reader that boasts many talented features is the Sony Reader. This e-reader uses an i-Tunes store to purchase books from the Sony Connect E-bookstore. It also reads Adobe PDF's, personal documents, RSS newsfeeds, and blogs.
The specific features of the Sony Reader include: 600 x 800 px screen with 170 dpi resolution, and you can choose from a 5", 6", or 7" screen. The operating system of the Sony Reader is MontaVista Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. The memory includes 420 MB Accessible and the memory card consists of a Memory Stick Duo up to 32 GB and SDHC up to 32 GB. The Sony Reader is also lightweight at 10 ounces.
About the Author
Shawn has been writing articles online for nearly 4 years now. Not only does this author specialize in diet, fitness, recipes and weight loss, you can also check out his latest website on Ebook Reader Reviews which reviews and lists the Best Ebook Reader Reviews for everyone.
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