The few live images of iriver's new ebook reader, the sensibly-named Story, whet our appetite; now German site Heise have had the chance to go hands-on with the Kindle-esque device. Unfortunately they've also found that, right now, a WiFi-equipped model is merely "planned", while a 3G version only "conceivable" if iriver can find a suitable mobile module.
Images of iriver's new ebook reader, the Story, have emerged, together with partial specifications for the 6-inch E Ink device. As well as having a full QWERTY keyboard and a memory card slot content with up to 32GBs, the Story is compatible with PDF, epub, txt, ppt, doc, xls and other ebook formats without requiring their conversion.
iriver's Cover Story ebook reader - also known as the iriver Story Touch Edition - has shown up in the FCC's testing database, suggesting its US debut may be sooner rather than later. The Cover Story has a 6-inch E Ink display together with a resistive touchscreen for navigation.
iriver's Cover Story (aka the iriver Story Touch Edition) has a tough slog ahead of it. On the plus side there's the resistive touchscreen over the 6-inch E Ink display, all in a relatively compact body that our hands-on at IFA 2010 found to be pleasantly thin and light; on the downside, it's set to cost more than €200 ($258) when it arrives in Europe and Asia, a fair chunk more than a Kindle yet lacking either 3G or WiFi connectivity.
LG Display and iriver have announced a partnership that will see the two companies collaborate as a new ODM/OEM ebook manufacturer. The new venture, L&I Electronic Technology (Dongguan) Ltd., will be based at iriver's Chinese plant and see LG Display provide the e-ink panels and iriver develop product designs. LG Display will have a small majority stake in the collaboration, providing 51-percent of the total $5m financing.
Last month words got out iRiver is shipping its multi-talent Wave Home multimedia communication hub in Korea, today, we learned the first unit has reached KT Telecom subscriber; one lucky Korean has already posted an unboxing ceremony and a preliminary review of the new iRiver on his blog.
Today's Daily Slash comes in a bit earlier in the day than usual because we've got a whole wild batch of updates for you and it's a bit of a mid-week roundup as well. You've got to get in on all these updates - there's so many of them you're gonna want to spit! For starters, we've got one gigantic giveaway of tablets and another where you can get a free Spotify invite with no more work done on your part than submitting your email! Then there's a mad magic release of Apple products galore today!
It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!