There is definitely a difference in the two readers! I personally prefer the Kindle for the following reasons:
1. Ease of purchasing new books - don't have to be near a computer.
2. I like being able to highlight and make notes as I read - especially useful for taking notes about things to discuss with other people in a group later.
3. I like the feel of it in my hands. The extra length at the bottom and on the sides makes it more comfortable to hold, especially one-handed.
4. It is thinner than the Sony and easier to slip in my purse.
5. I can turn the Wi-Fi off and on. With it off, the battery lasts weeks.
6. Automatic delivery of subscribed blogs and magazines, without needing to hool up to a computer.
7. 16 grey-scale on the Kindle versus 8 on the Sony. It may seem like a small difference, but to me, the Kindle is much more clear and easy to read.
8. More memory - the Kindle holds more books without having to mess with memory sticks and the like.
9. I like the ease of use and set-up of the Kindle store. Much more user-friendly than Sony Connect.
10. Thousands more books are available in the Amazon store. Of course, with the Sony, you can purchase books in a different format and convert them, which I have done several times, but I like not having to mess with that. Just pay the money and boom, the book is ready to go.
11. Generally, for the type of books I buy (mostly chick-lit), the Kindle version is at least a few bucks cheaper than the Sony version.
All that said, I am keeping the Sony because it, too, is a great device. There may be a time when only that will do.
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