I remember iriver from a few years back as a company that briefly gave Apple a headache or two with its innovative MP3 players. The company is still in the MP3 market and its latest wheeze is to put a music player inside an ereader.
In fact the Story, which launches at CES this week and goes on sale in the US later this month (versions of the ereader have been on sale elsewhere in the world), is one very bizarre ereader. For starters it has a small-ish 6inch screen and is very thin and lightweight. Nevertheless it packs a whole host other goodies including a personal organiszer, voice recognition software and a memo pad. There’s also wireless facilities and 2GB of internal memory plus an SD card slot for more storage. It also supports PDF, PPT, DOC, and XLS files.
The really odd thing though is that is features a QWERTY key pad, which I guess is useful for when you are typing those memos.
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By Ashley Norris | January 5th, 2010