Wired reports that the Korean iRiver Story is now on sale at the UK bookstore WHSmith. It supports the usual formats (EPUB and PDF being the most-used ones on the list) and also the CBZ comic book reader format (in greyscale, of course). It also offers wifi connectivity.
However, Wired notes that the SRP is £250, which works out to about $380 at current exchange rates. Of course, electronics tend to be a bit more expensive in general in the UK, but even so that’s a remarkably high amount in a world where the big four e-book readers (or maybe I should say “big five” counting Sony) are available starting at $150 to $200. $380 would buy the new graphite Kindle DX.
And from a story to a novel: E-Reader Info reports that the color LCD Pandigital Novel, formerly withdrawn due to software issues, is now on sale again at Kohl’s for $140. However, when I went to Kohl’s website to check, I was only able to find the Aluratek Libre (also $140, and, amusingly, listed under the “For Her” section—so e-book readers are a girl thing?).