IREX Technologies Partners with Barnes & Noble on Upcoming E-reader
IREX Technologies, a digital reading service provider, announced Monday that the upcoming release of its e-reader later this year will include the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, which will give readers access to more than 750,000 titles and counting.
“We will change the dynamics of the consumer market—users want to easily purchase content from a variety of sources and we allow them to read it on an IREX e-reader as well as other devices,” said Kevin Hamilton, North American CEO of IREX Technologies.
Earlier this month IREX Technologies confirmed that the upcoming device will include an 8.1-inch touch screen with stylus navigation and 3G wireless connectivity.
The Barnes & Noble eBookstore feature on the anticipated IREX e-reader allows customers to purchase their favorite titles through the world's largest bookseller directly from their wireless e-reader device.
Barnes & Noble is expected to grow its offering of e-book titles to more than 1 million in the coming year. Many of the titles have a price of $9.99, but many classics and obscure titles can be downloaded at no cost as public domain books via Google.