A new 8.1″ eBook reader is heading towards the UK and it looks set to be the first 3G reader to arrive on these shores.
The IREX DR800SG will allow users to buy books, newspapers or magazines from a variety of sources and will be supported by Verizon Wireless in the US where the device will debut – a UK wireless partner has yet to be confirmed.
“Consumers are ready for eReaders, but the device is only one piece of the equation. People want an enjoyable, easy reading experience with nohassle access to content. IREX’s strategy – based on giving consumers choice – and the partnerships we have in place make it easier for them to purchase a device, access content and enjoy it wherever they are,” said Kevin Hamilton, North American CEO of IREX Technologies.
“IREX has been a driving force behind the evolution of eReaders since its founders invented e-paper display technology based on E Ink Corporation’s electronic ink. With the DR800SG, we bring to market all that readers have been asking for: a stellar device that puts the reader in the driver seat with regard to where they buy content and what they do with it.”
Expect the DR800SG to hit the UK in 2010