8.1-inch iRex e-book reader will be sold at Best Buy, use Verizon network


Our own Nicholas Deleon is on his way to the official announcement this morning but here’s the latest on the iRex e-book reader that’s set to be launched in partnership with Barnes & Noble.

  • The screen: 8.1-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless downloads? Yes, via Verizon
  • Where can you buy it? Best Buy, starting next month sometime
  • How much? $399
  • Other features: content from Barnes & Noble digital catalog, over 1,100 periodicals served up by NewspaperDirect, compatibility with the ePub format

That’s about it for now. We’ll get more info from Nicholas this morning.

[via New York Times]