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Sony Reader PRS-T1

Firmware Updates Now Available for Sony PRS-T1, T2, and T3 eBook Readers

Now that Sony has closed down their ebook business in the United States and Canada, and have successfully transitioned most of their customers’ ebook libraries over to Kobo, they are wrapping up loose ends by issuing firmware updates to the last three generations of Sony ebook readers. The main thing the update does is swap […]

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Sony Closing Reader Store in US and Canada, Sending Accounts to Kobo

Sony is getting out of ebooks. Sony has started sending out emails to customers today informing them that they are closing the Sony Reader Store in the United States and Canada. It’s shocking that Sony would do this, but not really surprising after they decided not to release the PRS-T3 ebook reader in the U.S. […]

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Sony Reader PRS-T2

New Firmware Updates for Sony Reader PRS-T2 and PRS-T1 Now Available

Sony has released firmware updates for their latest ebook reader, the Sony PRS-T2, as well as last year’s model, the Sony PRS-T1. With the PRS-T2 it will notify you that the update is available after connecting to Wi-Fi and then ask to download and install it. I’m not sure if the PRS-T1 has automatic updates […]

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Sony Reader PRS-T1

Another New Firmware Update for Sony Reader PRS-T1

Sony has issued another firmware update for the Sony PRS-T1 that enhances performance and addresses an issue that some folks have when turning pages using the touchscreen and having it mysteriously activate the dictionary instead. This update is the second in the past two months. In the past Sony was notorious for seldom releasing firmware […]

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New Homescreen for Rooted Sony PRS-T1 Adds App Drawer, Custom Shortcuts

If you saw the video I posted the other day showing the partial refresh trick on the Sony PRS-T1, you probably noticed the modified homescreen on my PRS-T1 that looks just like the regular homescreen but adds some nifty new features. The new homescreen has three pages instead of two. The third page is an […]

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Using Text to Speech on a Rooted Sony Reader PRS-T1

The Amazon Kindle is no longer the only major E Ink ereader to have text-to-speech. The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is now capable of offering TTS as well, but there are a couple of catches, 1) the PRS-T1 has to be rooted and 2) text-to-speech will only work with DRM-free ebooks. The minimal rooting package for […]

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How to Enter Partial Refresh Mode on Sony PRS-T1 (Video)

Yesterday, thanks to a tip via MobileRead, I discovered a simple trick to get the Sony PRS-T1 to enter into a semi-permanent partial page refresh state. This is very handy for scrolling through lists like with the Dropbox app and root explorer, and makes some games and other Android apps work better too. This probably […]

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How to Add New Fonts on Sony Reader PRS-T1 (No Rooting)

The Sony PRS-T1 comes with seven font choices, but the selection doesn’t end there. Like the earlier Sony Readers, you can add OTF and TTF fonts of your choice to a font folder on the PRS-T1 and have your ebooks use those fonts instead of the default. The process of setting up and using custom […]

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