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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google Finally Released E-Reader

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ShoutBloger: Google has demonstrated its seriousness in the realm of digital books (e-book) in the past year. Now, Google has finally released his first e-reader, iRiver Story HD.

Produced by the South Korean electronics company iRiver, iRiver will be priced at $ 140 will be marketed starting 17 July. E-reader allows readers to access collections of digital books in Google library of high resolution screen and equipped with e-ink and qwerty keyboard.

iRiver Story HD is a new achievement for us, where iriver became the first manufacturer to launch an e-reader which is integrated with Google's ebook, said Google Product Manager Books Pratip Banerji as quoted in Straits Times on Tuesday July 12, 2011.

E-reader provides access to over the air to hundreds of thousands of paid and millions of digital books are provided free of charge by Google, said Banerji.

The presence of e-reader last owned by Google is definitely making the competition between the two other major players, Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook), increasingly fierce. Google itself launched an online electronic book store his eBook store, December 2010.


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