iRiver Story HD Becomes First Google Books-Integrated E-Reader

iRiver's Story HD e-reader isn't the newest e-reader on the block; it's been around, as they say. But starting on July 17, it will be available for sale in Target stores nationwide and on, and more importantly, it will become the first e-reader integrated with the open Google eBooks platform, through which you can buy and read Google eBooks over Wi-Fi.

It retails for just $139.99, which is a song compared to competing readers. It includes over-the-air access to hundreds of thousands of Google eBooks for sale and more than 3 million for free. With the Story HD you can now browse, buy and read Google eBooks with your e-reader through Wi-Fi, rather than downloading and transferring them from computer to e-reader with a cord as you can already do with more than 80 compatible devices.

The Story HD represents a milestone for Google, as they become the first manufacturer to launch an e-reader integrated with Google eBooks. Something tells us this won't be the last...