Iriver Story HD Available July 17th With Google eBooks Integration

On July 17th, the iriver Story HD will go on sale, marking the first e-reader with the open Google eBooks platform integrated. The iriver Story HD will go on sale for $139.99 with over 3 million Google ebooks available for download for free.

The Story HD has a 768 x 1024 high-resolution e-ink screen and a QWERTY keyboard for easy searching and built in Wi-Fi to allow downloading the e-books but does not allow customers to download them to your PC and transfer them to the device. Weighing in at 7.3 ounces and a battery life of six weeks which are improvements to Amazon’s Kindle and at only $10 more it seems to be a small price to pay for those improvements.

The only downside is that Google ebooks are free to download and work with most major e-readers that can connect to a PC, so there isn’t a big advantage to having the integrated platform and puts a crutch on the Story HD by not allowing it to download ebooks from anywhere else but from Google.


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Andrew Wilson
Andrew has been poking and prodding computers for 11 years who occasionally writes about Technology and Video Games while working towards getting his Bachelors in Computer Engineering. He is also one of the contributors to the Let's Play's on the site.