The iRiver Story HD, which will appear in all Target stores and online July 17, is slated to be the first eReader integrated with the Google eBookstore.
The iRiver Story HD will be the first eReader where users can order and receive Google eBooks over Wi-Fi. While other Android devices, including the Barnes & Noble NOOK, support Google eBooks, loading the content involves a cumbersome process that entails synchinig the device to the user’s PC.
The Google eBookstore is similar to other eBook libraries in that it offers millions of titles, including best sellers and classics.
The 6-inch, Wi-Fi only eReader has an XGA screen offering 768 x 1024 pixel resolution. The Story HD will cost $139.99, putting it in direct competition with the Amazon Kindle, and sports a Freescale Cortex A8 CPU with 2GB of onboard storage and a SDHC card slot. Complete with a QWERTY keypad, the two-tone designed Story HD is said to hold a charge for 3 weeks.
While the Story HD is Google eBook compatible, the eReader also supports Adobe EPUB and PDFs with DRM, allowing users access to public library eBooks along with paid content.
Source: The Official Google Blog