Interead has confirmed that they will indeed be offering the Netronix-made WiFi ereader outed by the FCC earlier this week, with the new model known as the Cool-ER Connect. Billed as being physically similar to the current Cool-ER – shown here – the new Connect version will add in wireless support to the 6-inch E Ink display, and will also have a touchscreen.
Kobo are also tipped to be using the same Netronix hardware for an upcoming ereader of their own. Their existing model is currently on sale at Borders for $149, but only includes Bluetooth connectivity rather than WiFi.
Interead told The Digital Reader that the new Cool-ER Connect would be priced at under $249 when it launches in September this year, which will potentially make it cheaper than the non-wireless model it replaces. It’ll also be accompanied by a smaller version, the Cool-ER Compact, which also has a 6-inch display but squeezed into a smaller chassis. No word on pricing for that version.