August 5, 2009 --Sony is releasing two new electronic readers to compete with Amazon's kindle. The Sony Reader pocket edition and the Reader touch edition are expected to go on sale by the end of the month.
The pocket edition has a 5-inch screen and costs $199.
The touch edition has a larger 6-inch screen for $299.
Sony says it will also lower the price of new releases and best seller e-book titles from about $12 down to about $10 each.