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The iRiver Story HD is an e-book reader with a high resolution six-inch e-ink display.

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Pros

competitive price point

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uses Google's book ecosystem - solid offerings from a big company, a good third-party competitor to keep Amazon in check

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your purchased books live in an online Google account - can be accessed from anywhere

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SD card reader for storage expansion up to an additional 32GB

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full QWERTY keyboard

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lighter than the Kindle

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2GB of internal storage

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will last over a month on battery under heavy use

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powerful Cortex A8 processor - speedier than competing devices

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1,024x768px XGA eInk display - much higher resolution than the 800x600px displays on competing devices, makes them seem blurry in comparison

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

feels cheap next to competing devices - keyboard and build aren't as nice

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Only 4 zoom levels in PDFs (if you want to preserve to original page layout)

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Google's book ecosystem isn't as good or tightly integrated as those on competing devices

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The iRiver Story HD is an e-book reader with a high resolution six-inch e-ink display - at 1024x768px it features a 63.8 percent pixel increase over comparable models such as the Nook and Kindle, for enhanced image detail and text sharpness. The Story HD's Freescale processor has an advanced cortex chipset that provides a variety of performance improvements such as faster page turning response. With built-in WiFi, the Story HD allows you to access Google's own e-book store. This e-book reader is equipped with the Easy WiFi Network feature, so that you can access any open or subscribed WiFi hot spots automatically, without log-in process. This e-book reader's QWERTY keypad has buttons located from the side to the center of the keypad, featuring the up/down layout instead of the right/left design. This design helps to make the keypad more user friendly. On one charge of the Story HD's battery, you will get about three weeks of life. The iRiver Story HD has a slim, lightweight design that makes it easy to carry around.

Features
  • 6" display with XGA resolution (1024x768px)
  • Rechargeable battery (about 3 weeks of use)
  • Freescale processor
  • Easy WiFi Network support
  • QWERTY keypad
  • ePUB/PDF files
  • WiFi
  • Buttons on the keypad center
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Content access portal
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