The PRS-950 model of the Daily Edition adds Wi-Fi to the free 3G wireless access to the Sony eBook store. The PRS-950 features a high contrast(10:1) E Ink Pearl screen with anti-glare Infrared-based touch input. The battery in the PRS-950 is no longer easily changable. It is otherwise similar to the older PRS900 model.
See the PRS950 description at the Sony web site.
The Reader Daily Edition™ (also known as the PRS-900) has free 3G downloads and side loading via USB. It features a seven-inch touch screen display. The latest version of the Daily Edition is the PRS950 which uses an E Ink Pearl screen with Infrared touch input and adds WiFi support.
- 2GB of onboard memory.
- eBook Library software works with both PC and Mac.
- free 3G.
- 7" display, measured diagonally, Portrait or Landscape.
- In landscape the Reader allows for 2-page layout of content.
- Built-in Dictionary: New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition.
- E Ink Vizplex™ 16 levels of grayscale (E Ink Pearl on the PRS950).
- Freehand highlighting & annotation using the included stylus and a virtual keyboard exportable to pc/mac.
- Adobe® PDF3, Microsoft® Word, BBeB® Book, EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions2.
- XS zoom level added.
- remove margins option.
- two-page view.
- two dictionaries on the device, not just one as mentioned on the site; also same four languages and extra keyboard layouts as on PRS-600.
- separate "newspaper viewer" for periodicals (navigate by sections and articles).
- automatic collections: "Unread books", "Unread Periodicals", "Purchased Books". Still no manual on-device collections creation.
- protect content from accidental deletion (from the device; it can still be deleted from PC).
- dictionary can be browsed separately, not only from a book.
- Included: AC charger, soft cover and zippered case (PRSA-ZC9).
- DRM-protected BBeB books are not supported. (They are supported on the PRS950).
- AC Power : DC 5.2 V
- Battery Life (Approx) : 12,000 (ePub) Continuous page turns
- Battery Type : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery: DC 3.7 V
- Gray Scale : 16 level gray scale
- Resolution : 600 x 1024 pixels
- Screen Size : Vizplex™ 7.1 inches
- Touch Input: Resistive Touch Screen (Infrared-based Touch Screen on the PRS-950)
- Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.) : 5 x 8-1/8 x 19/32 inches (WxHxD) without cover 5 x 8-1/8 x 23/32 inches (WxHxD) with cover
- Weight (Approx.) : 12.75 oz
- Media Formats Supported
- DRM Text : ePUB (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected)
- Image : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
- Unsecured Audio : Unsecured Adudio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)
- Special Newspaper format.
- Unsecured Text : ePUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, Microsoft® Word (Conversion to the Reader requires Word installed on your PC)
- Memory Size : User available capacity: Up to 1.6 GB Dual Memory Card Expansion Slots for Memory Stick Duo™ and SD Card up to 32 GB.
- Operating Temperature : 41 to 95 °F
- 3G supports HSPA, UMTS, Edge, and GPRS data services with two bands, 850 and 1900 MHz (PRS-950 adds WiFi)