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Google launches first e-reader, iriver Story HD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jul 2011 1:07 User comments (3)

Google launches first e-reader, iriver Story HD Google has launched their first e-reader this week, via a partnership with iriver.
The iriver Story HD will go on sale on Sunday at $140, the same price as the Kindle 3 and Nook Simple Touch.

Using the device, user can buy and read Google eBooks from the open eBooks platform, and the device is the first to integrate the store.

Google's e-reader is "slim and lightweight with a high-resolution e-ink screen and a QWERTY keyboard for easy searching. It includes over-the-air access to hundreds of thousands of Google eBooks for sale and more than 3 million for free. With the Story HD you can now browse, buy and read Google eBooks with your e-reader through Wi-Fi, rather than downloading and transferring them from computer to e-reader with a cord as you can already do with more than 80 compatible devices."

The search giant adds they now partner with 250 independent bookstores and Google eBooks is available via Chrome Web Store, the Android Market, iOS App Store and all modern browsers.

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3 user comments

112.7.2011 5:24

Hopefully this comes in more colors..

213.7.2011 4:46

But the important parts were not mentioned...
Will it run Android?
Is it touchscreen?
What are the hardware specs?
Can it be rooted?
How long until the gold coating comes off the keys?



313.7.2011 15:31

Originally posted by KillerBug:
But the important parts were not mentioned...
Will it run Android?
Is it touchscreen?
What are the hardware specs?
Can it be rooted?
How long until the gold coating comes off the keys?
1. no it probably wont.
2. if it was touch screen why are there so many buttons
3. 10mhz dual core 386
4. no probably wont run on android
5. not long before people put them on their teeth thinking it's Grills.

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