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Waterstones begins iRiver Cover Story pre-orders

iRiver Cover Story, up for pre-order
iRiver Cover Story, up for pre-order

A touchscreen e-reader to rival the Sony Reader Touch has landed in the UK, with Waterstones putting the iRiver Cover Story up for pre-sale.

The ebook reader offers touchscreen controls, and supports a number of file formats including EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2 and DJVU.

It has a USB port for transferring content on to it and an SD card slot is also on board.

When it comes to extra features, the iRiver Cover Story can display Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents and you can also look at image files on the device.

Cry me an iRiver

The iRiver Cover Story has been updated, so it is lighter than previous models. The screen on the e-reader is six inches in size and offers 600 x 800 resolution.

Unlike Sony's touchscreen ebook, the iRiver Cover Story has Wi-Fi connectivity and it comes with an email client, so you can check your mail on the go.

The Wi-FI Cover Story (EB05W) is available to pre-order now exclusively through and is priced at £149.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.