Excerpt: Obviously modeled after the Kindle, the iRiver Story has a 600×800 resolution 6-inch E-Ink screen with 8 shades of gray levels (as opposed the Kindle’s 16) and a full QWERTY keyboard below it. It has 2GB of memory and a battery rated for 9,000 page turns.
Summary: Ever wanted a device that can let you read books, listen to music and record voice memos? Chances are you probably haven't. But, if you have, then the iriver Story may be the gadget for you. And, as it happens, it's actually a pretty good ebook reader into the bargain
Pros: Pleasant design; lengthy battery life; good file-format compatibility; clear screen.
Cons: No Wi-Fi; no touchscreen; no protective cover; some questionable features.
Conclusion: The experience of the Story is a little fiddly when it comes to that actual interface offered by the WHSmith ebook store, but we did find the books we were looking for. If you are serious about buying an ebook reader (with WHSmith pushing the Story to access its store, Waterstones plugging the Sony...
Pros: WHSmith connection works well enough, in-built Adobe authorisation, SD card slot
Summary: With hordes of e-readers filling up the showroom floor at CES 2010, it seems the digital book is ready to execute its plan for world domination. The favourite to break the mainstream is Amazon’s Kindle – whose wireless DX version is now shipping to the UK – but iRiver has just staked its claim with...