MIAMI, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interead, makers of the COOL-ER line of ereaders, and AT&T* today announced an agreement that will deliver users of the COOL-ER 3G ereader, scheduled for release in mid-2010, the nation's fastest 3G mobile broadband experience.
The current model COOL-ER, first launched worldwide in May, 2009, works in every country on the planet and comes in eight eye-catching colors. It supports books written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, Japanese and Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Books from COOL-ER's companion online bookstore, COOLER-EBOOKS.com, can be shared with up to five other readers to let friends and families share the works they love. Weighing in at only 5.6 ounces--less than a paperback--COOL-ER supports books in all of the most commonly used ebook formats. QVC will start selling the COOL-ER on Friday, Dec. 11.
In 2010, Interead will launch its next generation of connected COOL-ER ereaders, including WiFi and 3G models. These models will be available from national retailers including QVC.
Neil Jones, Interead's CEO, commented: "We have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the COOL-ER and the COOLER-EBOOKS.com bookstore. In selecting providers, we have actively sought those who share our vision and commitment to an ideal reader experience, and we're thrilled to team with AT&T to deliver content over the nation's fastest 3G network."
"Compact and elegant, Interead's COOL-ER 3G will be an impressive addition to its family of readers and to the marketplace," said Glenn Lurie, president-Emerging Devices and Resale, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We're seeing tremendous demand for ereaders and we are excited to provide the wireless connectivity that will keep consumers connected to the content they most desire on this state-of-the-art device, on the nation's fastest 3G network."
Interead also today announced a partnership with NewspaperDirect, to make more than 1,300 newspapers and magazines available to COOL-ER ereaders through both the existing COOL-ER and forthcoming 3G and WiFi models.
Neil Jones continued: "With the addition of thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world, we'll be able to give readers on every COOL-ER ereader exactly the content they're looking for in precisely the way they want to receive it--quickly and reliably--wherever they are."
For more information, visit www.COOLREADERS.com.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Based in Reading, England and Miami, Interead and COOL-ER are the creation of seasoned entrepreneur Neil Jones. COOL-ER, the lightest and most elegant ereader available, works in nine languages, comes in eight colors, and accommodates all popular ebook formats. For more information, visit www.Interead.com.
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