Originally Posted by CJJ
it's a shame what has happened at iriver. They have elegant designs with lousy software.
I would certainly agree, CJJ.
Though they seem to have some level of clout, at least. They announced a joint venture with LG - what, a year ago? - but I'm not sure what's come of it. Except perhaps the Story HD - does LG have a hand in that? And now the apparent partnership with Google Books - does Google see potential in iRiver, or is it hard up for hardware partners to support its start-up bookstore, or does iRiver simply pay Google a licensing fee to give its hardware perceived added value? I wonder. (One thing that attracted me to iRiver in the first place was that it wasn't leashed to a specific vendor, but that was my own bias. All the leading ereader hardware is now either tied to or directly sold by an ebook vendor - including the Kobo that I've just bought.