Over at IFA 2010, iRiver, the company who previously known as the PMP maker has unveiled their personal new e-book reader called Cover Story.
iRiver Cover Story is an e-book reader with plain design (with dedicated stylus and front cover), slim and properly contour to improve grips. The e-Book reader is really just and e-book reader because there is no 3G or WiFi function found on this iRiver Cover Story. There is no way for this e-book reader to compete with Kindle or other reading device that can hook up with the net to buy new books.
However, as an “offline” e-book reader, iRiver Cover Story has pretty cool features and apps. The stylus that comes with the ebook reader can help you make notes right on the surface, and it’s pretty responsive according to our source. Also, there is a 4-way navigation controller to help you with the ebook reading task.
It looks good. But there is another huge downside other than the non inclusion of 3G or WiFi Connectivity. This iRiver Cover Story ebook reader is going to cost you a whopping $258 a pop with such a limited functionality. Will this iRiver Cover Story e-book reader ever made to the top? I’m really doubt about it, consider Kindle is only $189 and Nook is only $149 (WiFi).