If you’re in the market for an eBook reader and have been feeling mulish about wanting to hop on the Kindle bandwagon, hoping Sony would add WiFi and/or cellular capabilities to its next generation devices, the rumors don’t look good.
As reported today at Engadget, specs leaked by Sony Insider suggest neither the new Sony Reader PRS-300, nor the PRS-600 will be able to able to pluck your favorite romance novel out of the electronic ether. You’ll still need to couple up with a computer to do the deed.
On the bright side, the new readers are supposedly Mac capable. Here are more details from Engadget.
…the 5-inch (800 x 600 resolution) Sony PRS300-RC Reader Pocket Edition will ship with 512MB of onboard memory, PC and Mac support, a battery good for 7,500 page turns and USB 2.0 connectivity. The 6-inch (800 x 600 resolution) PRS600-SC Reader Touch Edition checks in at 0.4-inches thin and boasts a virtual keyboard, doodle capability, 512MB of storage, a built-in English e-dictionary, PC and Mac support and the same battery as on the smaller sibling. We’re looking at price tags of $199 and $299, respectively…