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When Google first launched its commercial eBookstore back in December, the company emphasized that the books could be read on a variety of devices, from smartphones and tablets to other companys' eReaders. There was no need for a flagship device when the ecosystem was open to (almost) everyone. Still, it can't be denied that eReaders integrated with a specific eBook store make it easier to buy, load, and read books. Thus, Google partnered with iRiver to create the Story HD, the first eReader fully tied into Google's store. But can this $139 device compete with market juggernauts Nook and Kindle?At first glance, it's hard not to compare the Story HD to the Kindle 3G given that they're about the same size--7.5 x 5.0 x 0.37 inches vs. 7.5 x 4.8 x 0.34 inches, respectively--and come with physical keyboards. The iRiver is a bit lighter, though, weighing 7.3 ounces to the Kindle's 8.7.iRiver made some distinctive design choices, but we're not convinced that they make the device better. Unlike most eReaders, the Story HD's turn buttons do not flank the 6-inch E Ink display or even the device. Instead, a 2-inch flip bar sits between the display and the keyboard. This button has multiple functions: It turns pages and acts as a D-pad for moving through the interface, but makes it hard to use the eReader one-handed.
By SlashGear, published 16-07-2011
The iRiver Story HD is touted as the very first e-reader to have Google eBookstore integration. The original iRiver Story has been called an Amazon Kindle clone, but this new model affixed with “HD” to its name now sports a higher XGA (1024×768) resolution display and some unusual design tweaks. Priced to compete with the [...]
By TechRadar, published 07-11-2011
Google has announced the release of the first e-reader that comes with the Google eBooks platform on board. The iriver Story HD is the first e-reader on which you can buy books directly through Google's eponymous eBooks platform. Hitting the US on 17 July, the e-reader will be sold through Target – but it's not clear if the reader will be heading to the UK any time soon. eLook bookBut, while the...
By SlashGear, published 07-11-2011
We have talked a lot about iRiver around here; the company has all sorts of gadgets and electronics. The last product from iRiver I mentioned was the cool P8 PMP last week that was heading to Russia first. Google has announced that iRiver will have the first eReader that has official Google eBooks integration onboard. [...]
By HotHardware, published 07-11-2011
iRiver's Story HD e-reader isn't the newest e-reader on the block; it's been around, as they say. But starting on July 17, it will be available for sale in Target stores nationwide and on Target.com, and more importantly, it will become the first e-reader integrated with the open Google eBooks platform, through which you can buy and read Google...