IREX is an established name in the European high end eBook reader market, and this is their first US model. The 399 dollar IREX is unique in the US thanks to its super-sharp 8.1" eInk display with 768 x 1024 resolution. Unlike Sony touch screen readers, it's glare-free since it uses a Wacom active digitizer and EMR pen rather than a touch screen layer on top of the eInk display. It has Verizon 3G wireless with access to the Barnes and Noble bookstore, and it supports ePUB, PDF and PDB formats making it compatible with a great deal of commercial and free reading material. Its available now from Best Buy.