iriver Story Reviewed: Nice, But No Kindle...or Reader

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PC Pro reviewed the iRiver Story. And to no one's surprise, it's not a bad eBook/PDF reader, but it's too expensive compared to more established competitors.

While PC Pro praises the use of ePub format (it's not tied so closely to one store like the Kindle), they put its build and display quality below the Kindle. They say it's a lot like the Sony Reader PRS-505...but far more expensive for no justifiable reason. (The Story costs the equivalent of $380, while that Reader is but $300.) Sounds like a price drop will straighten out most of these qualms. [PC Pro via Engadget]

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njdevil spinky spank

Can't these things look nice, or failing that, unique? I mean, all it is is a screen with some buttons underneath. There isn't much reason for one to look identical to another. No wonder people are excited for the Nook, It at least mixed things up a bit.