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Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 Tablet eBook Reader Review

The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 is the portable entry in the series.

March 07, 2011
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Device & Specs

The devices themselves aren't remarkably different from an eReader perspective. Both devices require a flick of the thumb to turn pages (or, for the Pocket, you can opt to press a slightly out of the way button). Of course, the Pocket is significantly smaller than the NOOKcolor.

Screen

Of course, the two devices have very different screens. The NOOKcolor has an LCD that supports video playback, color, and has a backlight, which allows you to read it in the dark. If you'd prefer the more natural reading experience of an eInk screen, the Daily is probably more for you. Chances are you already know which screen you prefer, and if you don't, we'd recommend checking out eInk: many people find they like it much better than an LCD.

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Battery

eReader

Both devices function very similarly as an eReader. Both let you take notes and highlight text. The NOOKcolor has a search feature that the Pocket does not, however, and can look through books, articles—basically anything on the device—to find your query. The pocket lets you scribble on your eBooks, but that doesn't seem as impressive by comparison.

Internet

The NOOKcolor's online experience isn't the best we've seen, but at least it's something: the Pocket doesn't offer any internet features.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  7. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  8. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  9. Conclusion
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