Added by Nigel Shelbourne on July 13, 2011
Google announced earlier this week the availability of a new e-reader device called the iriver Story HD.
The iriver Story HD e-reader is the first device to be integrated with Google’s eBooks platform where consumers and buy and read Google eBooks. Google e-reader features a high-resultion 768×1024 display, QWERTY keyboard, and is powered by an 800Mhz Cortex CPU for paster page turns for an enhanced e-reading experience. The reader is just 9.3mm thick and weighs 207g yet is capable of storing 1,500 books and features a long battery life of up to six weeks on a single charge.
Google’s eBook service includes 3 million free ebooks plus thousands on offer for sale, including offerings from 250 independent bookstores. Users read eBooks directly from the eBook service over WiFi as opposed to having to download and transfer books to the reader. Users can store ebooks in a library hosted in the cloud, allowing them to continue reading books wherever they left off on any device including their desktop or laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet computing device.
Currently Google eBooks is available on platforms that include Android, Apple’s iOS, and on modern browsers like Google Chrome.
The iriver Story HD, priced at $139.99, will be available on July 17 at US Target stores and online at iriverinc.com.