A literary tech site has spotted an alleged update to Sony's not-terribly-popular Reader. The PRS-505 doubles the memory capacity of the original PRS-500—it can now hold 160 books rather than 80. The new Reader also has an improved E-Ink screen, comes in a choice of colors and has a much smarter button layout and…
The Sony's ebook, a device based on electronic ink technology, went through several revisions before its launch as the Sony Reader. First it was released in Japan with a white case, and a limited selection of DRM'd books that expired after some obscenely short amount of time. Then there was the delayed US launch.
The Sony Reader's leather and suede case comes in red, green, brown, and black. It snaps shut with a magnet sewn into the cover. Jump to see the charging dock, night light and the other case colors.