12 Jul '11, 12am

Google to debut the Story HD, an e-book reader designed to tap into its Google Books library, in the US

Google to debut the Story HD, an e-book reader designed to tap into its Google Books library, in the US

A Story HD e-reader made by South Korea-based electronics firm iriver will be priced at US$140 (S$172) when it becomes available at US retail chain Target on July 17, according to Google Books product manager Pratip Banerji. -- PHOTO: AFP/GOOGLE SAN FRANCISCO - THE first electronic book reader designed to tap into Google's vast online library will debut in the United States on Sunday. A Story HD e-reader made by South Korea-based electronics firm iriver will be priced at US$140 (S$172) when it becomes available at US retail chain Target on July 17, according to Google Books product manager Pratip Banerji. 'The Story HD is a new milestone for us, as iriver becomes the first manufacturer to launch an e-reader integrated with Google eBooks,' Mr Banerji said in a blog post. 'It includes over-the-air access to hundreds of thousands of Google eBooks for sale and more than three ...

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