By Emeka Aginam
The  the award-winning producer of stylish digital devices,  has unveiled  the new iriver Story HD eBook the world’s first 6” XGA  eBook reader  at the  ongoing Consumer Electronics Show,  CES 2011 which opened today on Las Vegas,  United States of Ameria.

The iriver Story HD provides outstanding legibility with crisp fonts, fast response and high performance with an advanced i.MX508 eReader applications processor from Freescale Semiconductor based on ARM technology and automatic, built-in Wi-Fi. The eBook will be able to access content through the major content partner.

The Story HD will also be equipped with the Easy Wi-Fi Network feature so that users can access any open or subscribed Wi-Fi hot spots automatically without log-in process.

Easy WiFi is the world’s largest WiFi network, and with the network supporting thousands of providers, users can also personalize access by extending Easy WiFi to any personal WiFi accounts as well. The service features a map to locate hot spots, classified by capability. Users can find hot spots, get connected, and personalize access.

Chulmin Lee COO of iriver Ltd. and President of iriver Inc, in a statement  said that , “iriver is excited to unveil the iriver Story HD at CES as a world’s first.

No other eBook features a higher resolution, and users will appreciate fast page-turn performance and the chic design that is the hallmark of iriver. ”

The slim and lightweight e-reader features the signature; sleek, iriver style, QWERTY keypad, a curve with two-tone colors at the front and back for easy grip and slim design.

The Story HD has buttons located from the side to the center of the keypad, featuring the up/down layout instead of the right/left design to make the unit more user friendly than other eBooks – other models feature the right/left buttons for flipping pages.

The iriver Story HD has a 3-week battery life, making it ideal for travel, and supports Adobe EPUB and PDF formats with DRM.

It would be recalled that in  June 2010, iriver and LG Display established a joint venture for the OEM development production and sales of e-Books.

Iriver is responsible for product design, accumulated knowledge on e-book technology, including designs and platform development, as well as technical assistance within the joint-venture.

LG Display, with its global sales network and world class production skills, provides a stable supply of e-book displays, such as electronic paper displays (EPD).

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