The $199 barrier has been broken by a digital reader, if J&R Music World is to be believed.
After much discussion of the Sony service manuals MobileRead reader komugi found them on sale at J&R available for pre-order.
The PRS-300 is priced at J&R at $199.99 – breaking the $200 barrier by one whole penny (before shipping and taxes).
The product description includes a 5” screen and 3 font sizes, but what caught my eye was this part:
# Media Formats Supported:
Unsecured Text: EPUB File (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (Non DRM/ PRS DRM protected), PDF file (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected)
DRM Text: Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)
Am I missing something? DRM is text, RTF, and Word only?
The 600 is priced at J&R for $299.99 – obviously before shipping and tax, and includes a touchscreen, but no onboard light like the PRS-700.
I am really curious about the 600 because of this part of the description:
Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus. If you prefer, a virtual Keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks. If you want, you can even export your notes to your Computer using the eBook Library software.
I recently switched to using the 505 because the screen quality of the 700 was starting to really bother my eyes, and the 505 is amazing in its display. If the 600 has better screen quality without the light and preserves the note taking ability (which the 505 does not have) I would be a very happy camper indeed.