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Sony Reader Daily Edition Adds New Digital Newspapers

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Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune Among Publications Available for Wireless Download

Continuing to deliver on its promise to give consumers access to the most compelling content available for digital reading, Sony today unveiled periodical content for its newly-branded Reader™ Store (readerstore.sony.com). In addition to the exclusive content from The Wall Street Journal and New York Post. Reader Store will offer readers access to the world’s top newspapers and magazines, with wireless delivery to the new Sony Reader Daily Edition™ or via Sony’s Reader Library software on a PC or Macintosh computer. The Sony Reader Daily Edition with wireless 3G connectivity is the newest member of Sony’s family of Readers.

“Sony is committed to building a digital reading ecosystem that offers consumers access to the most digital content possible. The newest additions to Reader Store are some of the leading newspapers and magazines in the English language,” said Steve Haber, president of Sony Electronics’ Digital Reading Business Division. “Working with top-tier publishers we now offer compelling original daily and weekly news content, in addition to more than a million digital books.”

The Reader Daily Edition is optimized for newspapers and offers periodical content in an elegant, easy-to-read format. The Reader Daily Edition’s responsive, menu-driven, seven-inch touch screen lets consumers quickly and intuitively navigate newspapers and magazines, turn pages, highlight text and take notes with the swipe of a finger or by using the included stylus pen. All notes can be exported and printed out for easy reference, and the device includes an onboard Oxford American English Dictionary that allows users to look up a word by simply tapping on it.

The following newspapers are available now: Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. You can purchase a single paper or a monthly subscription and have the paper of your choice delivered wirelessly each day to your Reader Daily Edition.

Sony has agreements in place with a host of additional magazine and newspaper publishers. Subscriptions to the following newspapers and magazines will be available soon:

  • Barron’s
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • International Herald Tribune
  • The New York Times
  • The Providence Journal
  • The Washington Times
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The New York Observer
  • The Denver Post
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • Reason
  • New York Review of Books

Sony also announced a new relationship with Dow Jones & Company for exclusive content offerings from The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch, part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, for wireless delivery to the Reader Daily Edition™.

In addition, the company has reached an agreement with the New York Post to exclusively offer the only version of the New York Post for digital reading devices. Under the agreements, Sony’s Reader Daily Edition™ will be the premier digital reading device for The Wall Street Journal and New York Post. The publishers will jointly market the devices with Sony in these two leading daily newspapers.

Dow Jones, the New York Post and Sony’s Digital Reading Division are offering select exclusive daily content packages available only through Sony’s Reader Store for wireless delivery to the Reader Daily Edition. The Reader Daily Edition is optimized for newspapers and offers that content in an elegant, easy-to-read format that is intuitive to navigate. The Reader’s touch screen lets readers experience newspapers like never before — letting them highlight, take notes and even look up words on the device’s integrated dictionary.

The Wall Street Journal digital edition provides essential and relevant information from the world’s most trusted business news source. With a subscription, each edition will be delivered wirelessly to the Reader Daily Edition. Subscriptions are $14.99 a month. Exclusive offerings for the Reader Store include:

  • The Wall Street Journal PLUS: In addition to the day’s full morning digital edition, WSJ PLUS provides a comprehensive update of the day’s world and business events after the close of the markets. The monthly subscription for the morning paper and the update is $19.99.
  • MarketWatch Today: This offering, only available on Reader Store, extracts the day’s most important feature stories and analysis from MarketWatch.com and delivers them directly to the Reader. A subscription will cost $10.99 a month.
  • New York Post: Now Readers can get all of the hottest news, gossip and sports reporting on their Reader. The New York Post debuts its exclusive digital reader version, available for wireless delivery to the Sony Reader Daily Edition. A subscription for the New York Post Digital Reader Edition costs $9.99 a month.

The Wall Street Journal digital edition and MarketWatch Today will be available in the next few days. The Wall Street Journal PLUS and New York Post will be available in January. Readers can also get a 14-day free trial of any of these subscriptions.

These new offerings will be available soon in Sony’s newly branded Reader™ Store. The Reader Daily Edition with wireless 3G connectivity is available for pre-sale at SonyStyle Stores and online at SonyStyle.com.

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