Kindle 2 Vs Prs 700BC – Video and Table

The following are video tours of both the Reader Digital Book -PRS700BC and the Amazon  Kindle 2, plus a tabular comparison between the devices

Video tour: Reader digital Book -PRS-700BC
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Video tour: Kindle 2
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Tabular Comparison

prs700bc2 Sony PRS-700BC kindle-2 Kindle 2





  • 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.
  • 16-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
  • 5.3 inches x 8.0 inches x 0.36 inches

Computer Requirement

  • Browsing and book purchase online, then download books to your PC.
  • From the PC you download selected content into your PRS-700BC.


  • BBeB (Unencrypted)
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • ePub
  • TXT
  • RTF
  • Adobe® PDF
  • Microsoft® Word
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • HTML
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP (through conversion)
  • PDF
  • TXT
  • AZW
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • AAX
  • MP3
  • RTF


  • 2 slots – A SD slot and a memory stick Duo slot. Both can be used at once for additional storage
  • No SD slot


  • 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 275,000 books available.
  • U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland.
  • More than 250 top blogs.
  • 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 ounces
  • Approx 10.2 ounces


  • Internal memory holds up to 350 average size eBooks at a time
  • Internal memory – 2GB (1.4 GB for books) – holds over 1500 books 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.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 4 hours with USB 2.0 cable


  • No wireless

Supplied Accessories

  • PC Management Software
  • Soft cover
  • USB cable
  • AC Power
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable


  • 5 sizes
  • 6 sizes
Special features
  • magnetic soft cover magnetically adheres to device
  • Touch screen-faster page turn
  • built-in LED reading light.
  • page forward or backward with finger swipe.
  • stylus pen for highlighting and annotations.
  • virtual keyboard
  • 7500 continuous page turns without battery recharge
  • sleek and trim
  • Text and images zooms in and out
  • content available from Sony ebook store and several websites
  • transfer MP3 files for music
  • Text-to-Speech feature allows Kindle to read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you
  • New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99
  • New 5-way controller
  • 20% faster page turn than Kindle 1
  • Images and  can be zoomed to the full size of the screen
  • 50,000 audio titles from
  • New Whispersync technology allows you to switch back and forth between your Kindle devices  and iPhone.
  • Basic Web browser reads simple, text-centric Web sites
  • Transfer MP3 files to Kindle as background music while you read
  • Free book samples
  • Built in dictionary
  • Search within books
  • sleek and trim
  • 25% more battery life than Kindle 1

See also: Kindle 2 Vs PRS-505


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