We just caught wind that the iRiver Cover Story has passed the FCC and might be coming our way in the first quarter of 2011.
The iRiver Cover Story a followup to the iRiver Story e-reader, which has been out for awhile. We first caught wind of the iRiver Cover Story at IFA this year and gave it a full preview. The new one is wireless and has a 6 inch touch screen, with a resolution of 800×600. There is a built in accelerometer that ensures the display changes orientation automatically as the e-reader is flipped around. The e-reader also incorporates a stylus that can also be used to make on-screen inputs. Finally it has around 2 GB of internal space and can read ePub, PDF, FM2, TXT, HWP, DOB, PPT and XLS. The audio files MP3 and WMA will also be decoded by the new e-reader.
The iRiver Cover Story is new to the USA, but has been on sale in the United Kingdom for £179 since September. We have also heard reports of it in China as well.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.