Sony to launch digital reader service

Service will allow users to download mainstream and underground comics, no other content mentioned yet

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Sony to launch digital reader service Sony is launching a digital reader service for its PSP, which will allow gamers to read comics on the device.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 18, 2011

Sony is joining the digital reader bandwagon and launching a e-reader platform on its PSP handheld console, the company announced at Gamescom in Germany.

The digital reader platform will first launch in the US and key areas in Europe including the UK this December.

The first part of the e-reader service, called 'Digital Comics', will allow gamers to download scores of both new and classic comics from the PlayStation Store to the console, via Wi-Fi connection.

Sony has so far made deals with comic giants such as Marvel, the publisher of Star Trek and Transformers comics - IDW Publishing and iVerse Media.

Sony said that they will also include indie comic titles and underground publications going forward.

"The intuitive Autoflow feature allows you to zoom in and move from frame to frame on each digital page, mimicking the way your eyes would move across a print page from left to right. It's straightforward and simple to use, and thanks to PSP's high contrast LCD screen, your comics will be looking better than ever as the stunning graphics leap out from the screen," said the Sony press release.

Pricing details have not yet been released for the new reader service and no other content has been mentioned.

Sony also announced that the PSP will be available in two new colours from November; Turquoise Green and Blossom Pink.

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