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CES 2011: iriver unveils HD ebook reader

iriver claims the world's highest resolution ebook

iRiver Story HD

The world’s highest resolution ebook reader from iriver

Ebook reader producer iriver has announced its latest model, the Story HD, which claims to be the world’s highest resolution ebook reader.

Launched at CES 2011, the 6-inch device has 63.8% more pixels and faster page turns than the competition, according to iriver.

It will be available in the second quarter of 2011 but pricing is yet to be announced, although iriver say it will be ‘competitively priced’. 

We took an earlier iriver model, the Cover Story,  to a London coffee shop to try it out – watch our First Look video of the iriver Cover Story. 

Story HD with wi-fi

The iriver Story HD claims a three week battery life and supports Adobe, ePub and PDF formats with digital rights management (DRM). 

It’s a slim and light model with a qwerty keypad and a curve at the front and back for easy grip. It features up/down keys for flipping pages rather than rather than the more common right/left buttons. According to iriver this makes the unit more user friendly than other ebook readers, though in reality this may depend on personal preference. 

The Story HD provides crisp fonts, fast response and high performance according to iriver. It runs on an advanced i.MX508 ebook reader applications processor and has automatic built in wi-fi. 

We’ve already tested the original iriver Story and iriver Story wi-fi. Find out how they rate in the Which? ebook reader reviews. 

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