It is a never-ending, escalating war of ebook readers. Perhaps I should write, a war of "de-escalating prices." Google has announced a new ebook reader, to be called the iriver Story HD. It will sell for $139.99 and will be available in Target stores next week on July 17.
The iriver Story HD includes easy access to the 3 million free titles Google Books already has online in addition to a few hundred thousand paid titles. The device uses wi-fi wireless Internet connections to access Google books. It has a monochrome screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. Users will be able to read books directly via the Story HD's WiFi connection without having to download the book to the device.
You can read more on the Google Blog at http://goo.gl/aWLGZ.
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