IREX Technologies Launches IREX DR800SG E-Book Reader

IREX Technologies has launched the IREX DR800SG e-book reader.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

IREX Technologies today wrote a new chapter in digital reading, combining technology that provides a traditional reading experience with an open approach to buying and transferring content. The company unveils the IREX DR800SG—a sleek, 8.1-inch, touch-screen eReader that offers multi-mode 3G wireless capabilities.

Complementing the modern design of the device, users can purchase books, newspapers or magazines from a wide variety of sources. In addition, IREX supports multiple formats including industry standard ePub format and multiple DRM solutions, rather than a single, "closed" proprietary format that locks content to a specific device.

The IREX device is supported by key partners Barnes & Noble, Inc., Best Buy, Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless, which together provide access to the content, retail presence and the most reliable wireless network in the country, setting the DR800SG apart in an increasingly competitive market. . . .

The IREX device includes the Barnes & Noble eBookstore from Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookseller, giving users access to more than 750,000 titles, including new releases and bestsellers at $9.99. Barnes & Noble expects its eBookstore ( will increase to well over one million titles within the next year, inclusive of every available eBook and eBook originals from book publishers. . . .

3G wireless connectivity for the IREX device is powered by Verizon Wireless' network — the nation 's largest and most reliable wireless network. With wireless connectivity, customers can purchase and quickly download an eBook from an airport gate, couch or coffee shop — without being tethered to a PC.

Read more about it at "iRex DR800SG Hands On: An Ebook Reader, Unchained" and "IREX DR800SG: The Flip Side of Digital Reading."