From one ebook reader
to another, only this time we're looking at something with much more grunt to take on Amazon's Kindle
. According to the New York Times, iRex will announce
later on today that they're launching an 8.1-inch touchscreen ebook reader in the US, the iRex DR800SG, priced at $399 and packing a 3G Gobi radio from Qualcomm. The sticker price of the iRex DR800SG will include unlimited wireless access through Verizon's network, with users able to wirelessly download ebooks from Barnes & Noble.