I got a really great email from my editor today giving me a sneak peek of Private Property’s cover. OMG it’s HOT! Even Gizmo Guy thinks so.
You’ll just have to wait, but I’m going to be fanning myself for a while.
In the meantime, Sony has announced a new version of their Reader – the PRS-700.
Boasting an impressive 6.0-inch, touch screen display, this Reader uses paper-like E Ink® technology which makes it easier to read, even in bright-light situations. In addition to a built-in light, there’s an interactive touch screen that lets you turn pages with the slide of a finger or activate the bookmark. You can also create annotations with a virtual keyboard, highlight text with a stylus pen, search for text in your digital book, and easily adjust the font size. A faster processor gives you quicker response times when opening content or turning pages. Ideal for travelers or people who like to read while on the go, the PRS-700BC holds approximately 320 digital books.
Instead of three text sizes there will now be five. And best of all there’s a LED light for reading in low-light situations.
Of course these changes mean the cost is going up to around $400. Ah well, give it time and it’ll come down. And if you don’t need the light, you should keep an eye out as they clear out the old stock of the PRS-505s. The 700 will be available as of November 14th 2008.
(I should be looking for a commission from Sony for these updates!)