Device Spice: Sony eReader vs. the iPhone

With the Sony eReader and the Apple iPhone both entering the Canadian market, we at BNC HQ thought it might be time for a little head-to-head (um, screen to screen) analysis.

First, the headshots:





Next, the specs:
Weight 4.8oz 9oz
Screen 3.5”(diagonal) 6.0”(diagonal)
Dimensions 4.5” x 2.4” x 0.46” 6.9” x 4.8” x 0.3”
Colour Yes Grayscale


The iPhone is a backlit device with a touchscreen that supports video, audio, and has a display that can be used for eBooks (though it’s a bit wee for some of us). The eReader has a store filled with e-books for use on the device, a bigger screen that uses eInk to make it easier to read for long periods of time and a pageturning function that makes it more like reading a book than a computer screen.

Is this only exciting for super nerds like me? Don’t answer that.

Get more information on the iPhone and the eReader.