Kindle vs PRS-700BC

The following is a detailed comparison between kindle and the PRS-700BC.

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  • 6 Inch “electronic paper” display
  • SVGA 800×600 Approx.170 Pixels Per Inch
  • 8-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – a significant improvement over CRT and LCD technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • Interactive touch screen allows you to turn pages by sliding finger across the screen, activate bookmark, create annotations with a virtual keyboard, highlight text with a stylus pen, and search for text.
  • Built-in LED reading light allows night reading.
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® technology which provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


  • 5.1 inches x 6.8 inches x 0.41 inches
  • 127.6 mm x 174.3 mm x 9.7 mm
  • 4.9 inches x 7.5 inches x 0.7 inches
  • 190 mm x 134.5 mm x 18 mm

Computer Requirement

  • Requires computer to browsing and buy books online, then download books to your PC.
  • From the PC you download selected content into your PRS-700BC.
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area


  • BBeB Book (Marlin) (Unencrypted)
  • ePub
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • ePub
  • BBeB (encrypted)
  • TXT
  • RTF
  • Adobe® PDF
  • Microsoft® Word
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).


  • 2 slots – A SD slot and a memory stick Duo slot. Both can be used at once for additional storage


  • No wireless connectivity.
  • Download ebooks from the online ebook store, CONNECT ebooks, to your computer
  • Use the CONNECT Reader software to access ebooks on your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to the device.
  • Download content directly to memory card to bypass USB cable transfer.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.


  • Just over 160, 000 books available
  • The CONNECT™ Store puts thousands of eBook titles online. You’ll find all the latest bestsellers as well as a deep catalog of books in every category – fiction, non-fiction, business, self-help and more, with free first chapters available, plus author bios and reviews. Most titles cost less than their print versions, and CONNECT™ offers additional specials.
  • More than 190,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.


  • Approx 10 oz, without Soft cover
  • Approx 10.3 ounces


  • Internal memory holds up to 350 average size eBooks at a time
  • Internal memory – 256 MB holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC Power : Optional AC Charger requires 120 Volts 60Hz
  • Battery Recharge

AC adapter: Approx. 2 hours.
USB-cable: Approx. 4 hours

  • Read 7,500 page with a single charge
  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • No wireless
  • Free wireless

Supplied Accessories

  • PC Management Software
  • Soft cover
  • USB cable
  • AC Power
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • No software necessary


  • 5 sizes
  • 6 sizes


Screen: Sony is better – 8 level gray scale, interactive touch screen, LED reading light as opposed to Kindle’s 6 level gray scale and no interactive touch screen.

Size: Sony is smaller in every dimension.

Computer Requirement: Required at all times for sony content download. Need sometimes for Kindle (only in non-wireless coverage areas).

Connectivity: Both utilizes computer as a connectivity source. Kindle bypasses this requirement when in a wireless coverage area.

Capacity: PRS-700BC holds 350 titles in internal memory, Kindle holds 200.

Battery Power: Both devices give good content mileage.


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