Citing no concrete figures, Sony announced yesterday it would disappoint some online shoppers who preordered its Kindle-like e-reader for US$399, The Associated Press reported yesterday. The company blamed high demand for the backlog of its Reader Daily Edition shipments, which may not make it to buyers in time for Christmas, Reuters reported.
The handheld electronic text storage device is intended to entirely replace printed matter. Sony promised to announce this month which newspapers it would be delivering as part of its default content package, DarkVision Hardware today reported.
The Daily Edition letdown comes even as Sony makes gains in the educational market, with Blyth Academy in Toronto, Canada making Sony's Touch Edition compulsory for all its high school students, engadget yesterday reported.
Device Magazine today reported that other handhelds would soon enter the market, including the nReader by BenQ, at about half the price.
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