The Tagus Iris is a brand new e-reader that just hit the virtual store shelves of Casadellibro, which is the largest digital bookstores in Spain. This device is replacing the Tagus Tera and is currently retailing for €159.99.
The Iris features a six inch e-ink Carta display with a resolution of 1024 x 758 and 212 PPI. Underneath the hood is a dual core 1.2Ghz processor, 512 MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is a MicroSD card to expand the memory further, but it only supports up to 32GB.
This e-reader has a 3.5mm headphone jack that will allow you to listen to audiobooks and podcasts. It is also running Android 4.2.2 and will allow you to load in your own Android apps. Right now there is no marketing material that mentions a specific app store, but you can always load in the Good e-Reader App Store for E-Ink.
One of the big advantages of the Iris is that you can buy e-books directly from the Casadellibro bookstore. They have thousands of titles available in Spanish , Catalan, and Portuguese. I think the Iris has a good competitive advantage over other European e-readers from Energy Sistem, Bookeen and Pocketbook, since you can buy e-books right on the device.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.