Had this on pre-order from Sony at £159.99 however Waterstones have just dropped the price by £30. Looks like a superb bit of tech, check out the video preview of prs-650 which differs only in size and the addition of expandable memory and audio playback:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35yB4qRLcXQ
The Reader is slim and lightweight and especially designed with real book-lovers in mind. The no glare paper-like screen reads just like a book, indoors or out. Flip through the pages with an easy to use touch screen, look up any word in one of the built-in dictionaries and carry thousands of your favourite stories with you anywhere you go.
Specifications: Size: 145.0 x 104.3 x 8.5 mm Weight: 155 grams Screen: 5.0” (12.7cm) high contrast E Ink® Pearl display with clear touch screen and 16 levels grey scale Storage: 2GB (1.4GB available)
Dictionaries: 2 English (British/American) + 10 Translation (French/German/Spanish/ Dutch/Italian – to and from English)
Supported formats: EPUB, PDF, BBeB, Text, RTF, Word, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP Other features: 6 Font sizes, annotations, search, zoom, Mac/PC compatibility
£10 gift card with every pre-order of the NEW Sony eReaders
Customers who pre-order a Sony Pocket Edition (PRS350) or a Sony Touch Edition (PRS650) between 1st September and 11.59pm 16th September 2010 on Waterstones.com or in Waterstone's stores will receive a £10 gift card which is redeemable against eBook purchases on Waterstones.com.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and whilst stocks last. For customers who pre-order their new Sony eReaders on Waterstones.com their gift card will be despatched in the same parcel as their eReader. Customers who pre-order their new Sony eReaders in store will receive their gift card when they collect their eReader on or after the day of release. Visit Waterstones.com/gift card for full gift card usage terms and conditions.