A Sony Play Station Portable (PSP) can be used as an eBook Reader. It has a 480 x 272 pixel 4.3" screen and can display text and graphics directly using some add on readers or the built in browser. Battery life is 3 to 6 hours. An Extended Life Battery Kit is available for 2000 and 3000 units that includes a 2200 mAh battery which increases use to approximately 8 - 11 hours for games.
 Model 2000
- Size & Weight
- Approximately 6.7 in (W) x 2.9 in (H) x .9 in (D)
- Approximately 189g / 6.7oz (including battery)
- Input & Output
- IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
- USB 2.0 (mini-B)
- Memory Stick Duo™ (micro SD card possibly could be used with special adaptor)
- Video Codec
- UMD: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile
- Memory Stick: MPEG-4 SP, AAC
- Music Codec
- UMD: linear PCM,ATRAC3 Plus™
- Memory Stick: ATRAC3plus™, MP3 (MPEG 1/2) Layer3)
- 4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD
- 480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
- Maximum luminance 180/130/80cd/m2 *
- Maximum luminance 200/180/130/80cd/m2 **
- Access Control
 Model 3000
Like the 2000 except:
- UMD: Not available for use
- Micro Memory Stick: MPEG-4 SP, AAC
- Region, Parental Control
- Disc Drive
- UMD Drive (read only)
- PSP® CPU (System clock frequency 1 - 333MHz)
- Power & Battery
- DC IN 5V connector
- Lithium-ion Battery (easily removeable)
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Headset connector
- 64MB main memory
- 4MB embedded DRAM
- IEEE 802.11b
- Infrastructure mode
- Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)
- Encryption 128bit AES (Copyright protection technology) MagicGate™
- Key / Switches
- Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
- Analog Stick
- Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
- Left, Right shoulder buttons x 1
- START button, SELECT button, HOME button x 1
- POWER/HOLD switch x 1
- Display button, Sound button
- Volume +/- buttons x 1
- Wireless LAN switch (ON/OFF) x 1
- OPEN latch (UMD) x 1
 Model PSPGO
Like the PSP 3000 except:
- Slide out keys to decrease the size of he unit (43% smaller)
- 3.8" 16 x 9 screen with the same resolution. TFT transparent type.
- Size: 128 mm (W) x 69 mm (H) x 16.5 mm (D)
- Weight: 158g
- Flash Disk: 16 GB
- Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth
- Video Codec
- MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
- MP4 Format: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
- MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile – CABAC only – (AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
- Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or µ-Lau)
 Book Readers
See also E-book_software#Sony_PSP for eBook Readers.
There have been some mods to this program.
- Usability improvements
- DJVU support and goto function
- Bookr-MOD adds larger image support, unicode support and bug fixes.
 Manga (comic) Reader
- A PSP comic book reader available from QJ.net.
- Manga2PSP another reader
- Blog on Comics from the US playstation site. This indicates the new firmware will support comic book reading.
 PSP Ebook Creator
- landscape/ portrait page formats,
- background images,
- smart formatting (efficiently fits text to psp screen dimensions),
- user defined fonts,
- ink color and page color,
- navigation bar (including page numbers and custom title,
- JPG compression settings,
- psp display window and 1:1 page previewing.
- chapter splitting.
 eBook Creator
A more generalized version that also includes being able to set the resolution so that the results will work on other devices.
Download of PSP Ebook Creator from CNET.