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Cool-er e-Reader Gets 3G From AT&T

Miami – Interead, maker of the


, said it will begin offering wireless e-readers using Wi-Fi and
AT&T 3G service in mid-2010.

Cool-er currently
offers a non-connected e-reader, launched in May at $249, which will be sold by
QVC on Dec. 11.

AT&T also powers
other e-readers, including Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s Readers and the upcoming
Plastic Logic Que.

Glenn Lurie,
president, emerging devices and resale, AT&T mobility and consumer markets,
said, “We’re seeing tremendous demand for e-readers.”

Interead also
today announced a partnership with NewspaperDirect to make available more than
1,300 newspapers and magazines from around the world to Cool-er e-readers.

The Cool-er has a
6-inch E Ink screen, SD card slot and MP3 player. It works in any country, said
Interead, and comes in eight colors. It supports more than seven languages as
well as the most common e-book formats.