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Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1)


The PRS-T1 also known as "Reader Wi-Fi" is the world's lightest 6" e-Reader with a glare-free, paper-like display designed for hours of comfortable reading, even in direct sunlight. Use your fingertips to select a title, turn the page or zoom in and out. Wirelessly shop books, magazines and newspapers at Reader™ Store and get instantaneous access to websites like Wikipedia® and Google™ search.

Features direct access to public libraries in several countries. Uses E-Ink® Pearl V220 glare-free screen. Includes 12 Built-in Dictionaries with 2 English and 10 others with to and from French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. Reader allows you to write on the page or highlight text as you would in a real book using your finger or a supplied stylus for Note taking.

The USB port supports mounting as a USB Mass Storage Device, and allows for syncing to Sony Reader for PC and Sony Reader for Mac. Installers for these are included.


  • Color: white, black or red
  • Size: 173 x 110 x 8.9mm (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 3/8 inches)
  • Weight: 168g (5.9oz)
  • Display: 6" E Ink Pearl™ with Clear Touch Infrared Technology 16 level grayscale
    • Resolution : 600 x 800 pixels 167ppi.
  • Operating Temperature : 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
  • Memory Size: Internal: 2 GB Approx. 1.3 GB after initial setting.
    • External: Micro SD card up to 32GB.
  • DRM support: Adobe on ePub and PDF. ePub support is OPS 2.0, PDF is version 1.6
  • MP3 support: no DRM
    • Bit rate: 8 to 320 kbps
    • Sampling frequency: 8 to 48 kHz
  • AAC support: .mp4, .m4a (not raw AAC) no DRM
  • Power: Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC 1000mAh
    • Battery Life (Approx) : A single charge lasts over one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time.; Read on a single battery charge for 3-4 weeks with wireless on.; Up to 14,000 continuous page turns when reading only.
    • Recharging Time : Fully charges in approximately 2 hours via the approved U.S. power adapter. Approx. 2.5 hours supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
  • Wireless/Networking:
    • Wi-Fi : Atheros AR6003 IEEE 802.11b/g/n (not 5GHz)
    • Wireless security: WEP (Open System), WEP (Shared Key), WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES)


  • Micro USB port
  • In the Box
    • Quick Start Guide, Warranty, Audio tips
    • Important Product Information
    • USB 2.0 (micro to standard) Cable
    • Stylus Pen

Investigation has discovered the following unofficial details:

  • Android 2.2.1-based
  • 256MB RAM
  • 800MHz Freescale ARMv7 CPU
  • Freescale MX50 board

Applications included

  • eBook Reader - supports dictionary lookup, notes, bookmarks, highlighting.
  • Music Player
  • Photo viewer
  • Web Browser
  • Text memo maker
  • Handwriting program - supports freehand drawing.
  • eBook, periodical purchasing - Sony Reader store, provides access to Public Domain Google books as well.
  • Overdrive app - Browse and checkout Public Library books in the USA, UK.

Firmware updates

Sony has released several firmware updates for the T1, which are all installed using the provided Sony Reader for PC/Sony Reader for Mac desktop software.

  • - installed on some shipping models
  • - installed on some shipping models
  • - released on 17 November 2011, installed on some shipping models
  • - released on 9 December 2011
  • - released on 27 January 2012
  • - released on 26 November 2012
  • - released on 27 March 2014
  • - released on 19 June 2014

See the Firmware Upgrade page for more details.

Rooting, etc.


This replaces the PRS-350 and PRS-650 and PRS-950.

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