iRiver has announced the iriver Story HD ebook reader at CES 2011 - the world's highest resolution 6-inch ebook reader.
The iRiver Story HD ereader delivers 768 x 1024 resolution and, according to the company at least, "faster page turns than the competition. The secret to this fast response, something that our review of the first iriver Story ereader found to be lacking, is its advanced i.MX508 eReader applications processor from Freescale Semiconductor based on ARM Cortex technology.
The story HD will also get built-in Wi-Fi and be equipped with the Easy Wi-Fi Network (www.easywifi.com) feature so that users can access any open or subscribed Wi-Fi hot spots automatically without log-in process. The service also features a map to locate hotspots.
Chulmin Lee (COO of iriver Ltd. and president of iriver Inc.) said: "iriver is excited to unveil the iriver Story HD at CES as a world’s first. No other eBook features a higher resolution, and users will appreciate fast page-turn performance and the chic design that is the hallmark of iriver".
The iRiver Story HD has a 3-week battery life, making it ideal for travel, and supports Adobe EPUB and PDF formats with DRM. It should be available in the second quarter of 2011.
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