Back in August iRiver released their first touchscreen ebook reader exclusively in Korea called the iRiver Cover Story.
Fast-forward a couple of months and now the iRiver touchscreen ereader is selling from Waterstones in the UK for a competitive £149, about £50 less than the new Sony Touch.
The description page over at Waterstones lacks any substantial information about the device, but the iRiver website has the low-down on the new iRiver Touchscreen eReader. Apparently, the one selling from Waterstones looks to be the non-WiFi model. So here are the details . . .
iRiver Touch Specs
- 6-inch E Ink Vizplex touchscreen with a pixel resolution of 800 x 600 and 8 shades of gray
- 2 GB of internal memory, SD card slot for cards up to 32 GB
- On-screen note-taking and text memos
- Comes with stylus (touch also works with fingers)
- G-sensor automatically rotates screen orientation
- Built-in Oxford English Dictionary
- 17 menu languages
- Voice recorder
- 11,000 page-turn battery life
- Dimensions: 168.2 x 126.3 x 9.5mm
- Weight: 282 grams
- Ebook formats: PDF and EPUB (Adobe DRM and non-DRM), TXT, FB2, DJVU
- Audio formats: MP3, OGG, WMA
- Comic viewer: ZIP (JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF)
- Office viewer: PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, HWP