On Sony's Web site it says: Play, Capture, Watch, Create, Listen and Read. Play has to do with their Playstation line, capture has to do with their digital camera line, watch has to do with their TV line, create has to do with their PC line, listen has to do with their MP3 line and read has to do with their reader, the Reader Digital Book.
While the Reader is no Kindle (Kindle is a reader put out by Amazon), it is sleek and does the trick for those who find themselves reading on planes, trains and automobiles. Technically known as the PRS-505, the Reader can hold up to 160 ebooks, provides almost paper-like pages that makes reading easy on the eyes, and lets you turn 7,500 pages on a single charge. The big drawback about the reader is you need to connect to a PC to use it. (Kindle has a wireless connection so you don't need a PC to download books).
If you purchase a reader before the end of this month, you get 100 free classic ebooks. The Reader has a 6-inch screen and weighs just 9 ounces (Kindle weighs 10.3 ounces). You have to go to Sony's Ebookstore to buy books after you purchase the Reader. You can also read Microsoft Word documents and PDF files on the Reader. The device costs $300 (the Kindle is $359) and if I had a choice between a Kindle or the Reader Digital Book, I'd go with the Kindle because for an extra $59 it does so much more.