"Best of what's available on the market."3.5 starson by Saint04
Pros: 7" screen, *.PDF navigation, quality, battery life, included accessories (charger, cover, hardcase), removable battery, stable platform (interface) unlike nook, note taking capabilities, interface,accepts external SD memory,battery life,1.6 GB memory
Cons: acceptable glare that goes away if properly angled.
Summary: I'm very satisfied with my sony PRS900. I have owned the PRS 505/300/600 and now the 900. Out of all the readers, the PRS 900 is the most practical and convenient.This product deserves 4.5 stars, not the 3.5 I accidentaly rated it.
Don't get me wrong, the Kindle II is a nice product and I have three coworkers with them, but it is proprietary and locks you into Amazon. With Sony, you have a broad base of books to purchase from multiple online vendors and a quality built product. You can also open and access your personal reading material on your computer unlike the Kindle. Basicaly, when you purchase materials/books, it belongs to you no matter what device you would like to access your books. However, if you don't own a kindle because it breaks, then you can't access your content unless you buy a new one or replace it under warranty. Have fun with that.
The Nook, it has some serious issues and is an unstable battery hogging platform.
As a soldier on deployment, my Sony reader is my best friend. I can't always access an outlet to charge my device, meaning battery life is a must and the Sony delivers. Believe me, out of my five peers I know with the Kindle II, they all like them, but they wish they would have invest themselves in the unproprietary Sony to keep their future options open on what devices they can upgrade and use their content/books on in the future.
As one who is always on the move and have done my fair share of research, the Sony PRS 900 is worth the investment. It saves on valuable space and you don?t worry about giving your books away because they take up so much space.
The screen glare that everyone seems to flip over is very minor. Obviously the point in having one of these devices is readability, but I promise it?s nowhere near as bad as some claim. I?m not saying it?s not there, I?m saying that under normal lighting conditions, you angle the device and you have your full reading experience.
SONY PRS900 ALL THE WAY ! ! !
Updated on Feb 15, 2010