It’s happened! Google has chosen the new iRiver Story HD as the first eReader device to feature integration with their Google eBooks. The release of the new device will be July 17th and only at Target stores in the US and at their website.
Although Google Books can be read on over 80 compatible devices, according to a post on the Google Blog, one of the main advantages of the iRiver is the ability to browse, buy and read Google ebooks directly on the device rather than having to download to your computer and then transfer your ebooks to your chosen device.
If you are thinking of purchasing an iRiver we recommend checking out the reviews online like we did. As with any technology there are mixed reviews. The iRiver has features such as:
800 X 600 resolution
Built in mp3 player
Office file viewer
Memopad and scheduler
Along with these features the iRiver will store up to 13,000 books, has 2GB internal memory with the option of using a SD Card to store up to 16GB. You’ll be able to read all the usual [ more ]
I was intrigued to see Barnes and Noble release their new reading-specific nook™ recently. Why? Because their success with the nook color™ seemed to be an exclamation point to me. One which seemed to signal to me and others that they needed to focus their expenditures elsewhere because even though people were loving the idea of the nook™, its feature and offerings, a lot of already-invested Kindle owners (like myself) would not commit to making a switch unless they presented some hard-sell benefits and advantages. I was wrong.