Google To Release $140 eReader

Google has teamed up with device manufacturer iriver to release a Google branded eReader. The iriver Story HD will be first eReader integrated with the Google eBooks platform.

The Wi-Fi enabled device has a 6″, high res, eInk screen and a QWERTY keyboard. It goes on sale this coming Sunday at Target for $139.99, the same price as the Kindle.

The Google blog has more: “We built the Google eBooks platform to be open to all publishers, retailers and manufacturers. Manufacturers like iriver can use Google Books APIs and services to connect their devices to the full Google eBooks catalog for out-of-the-box access to a complete ebookstore. You can also store your personal ebooks library in the cloud—picking up where you left off in any ebook you’re reading as you move from laptop to smartphone to e-reader to tablet.”