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Sony Reader PRS700.

Sony Reader (PRS-700BC)


The PRS-700 is an upscale version of the PRS505. It is not a replacement. It has a touch screen replacing the number keys and includes a built-in front light. It also includes a choice of 5 fonts sizes.


  • size (Approx.): 5.0 x 6.8 x .4 inches (127.6 x 174.3 x 9.7 mm)
  • screen: 6" diagonal touch screen 167 ppi 800x600 (4.8" x 3.6") 8 level grayscale screen.
  • includes a stylus but fingers will work. Flick to page forward or touch to zoom page
  • weight: 10 oz.
  • front light built in - 2 levels
  • fonts: 5 available font sizes
  • hard buttons available for page changing. Press and hold to skip ahead. There is also a back button, main, search, zoom, and option.
  • virtual on screen keyboard
  • annotation, highlighting and search capability
  • eBook capacity: 320 in approximately 420 MB internal user memory.
  • SD card slot and Sony memory stick duo card slot.
  • AC Power : Optional AC Charger requires 120 Volts 60Hz
  • Battery Life (Approx.): Up to 7,500 continuous page turns (or up to two weeks worth of reading)
  • Battery life with light on: 4 hours on high, 8 hours on low.
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 3.7 V
  • Recharging Time: Approx. 4 Hours with USB charging from powered Computer or Approx. 2 Hours when using optional AC wall charger (5.2V)
  • Ports: USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible), 3.5" stereo audio jack, power input
  • Operating temperature: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)


  • CPU: Freescale i.MX31(L?), ARM1136JF-S core, 400-532MHz
  • EPD controller: Broadsheet (Epson S1D13521)
  • USB: MX31 USB OTG controller w/ High Speed Philips ISP1504 transceiver
  • Sound/Real-Time Clock/Battery/Power Management IC: Wolfson WM8350
  • Flash cards: MX31 SDHC controller, MX31(?) Memory Stick controller
  • RAM: 128MB
  • Flash: 512(?)MB NAND + 2(?)MB NOR
  • Linux kernel: 2.6.23 (compiled with gcc 4.2)

(question marks denote guesstimates)


This is a third generation device. It was preceded by the PRS505 which was preceded by the PRS500.

See Also

press release from Sony - Archive version from the wayback machine.

Sony Web site for the PRS-700BC - - Archive version from the wayback machine.

Manuals for the PrS700

PRS700 disassembly

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