Wired News reports that Sony has unveiled a new, updated version of its eBook reader device, the PRS- 700, which includes new features like a touch screen, note taking and highlighting with a stylus, and a front-lit screen--and several major textbook publishers were in attendance at the release, further emphasizing that Sony envisions college students as its target market. But the PRS-700 is $100 more expensive that the previous reader, at $399, which is likely to turn many students away. Perhaps if Sony worked out a cheaper package deal with textbook publishers, the cost would be more manageable, Wired notes....

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