October 20, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
The Android e-book readers must have decided that this would be a good week to debut. Announced within a day of the Barnes & Noble “Nook” e-reader and the dual-screen “Alex” seen yesterday, the enTourage eDGe is out to find its own position in the digital book game.
The eDGe is more than just an ereader according to its creator, which describes the device as “the world’s first dualbook.” It is a dual-screen ereader with a 9.7-inch e-ink screen and a 10.1-inch color screen. enTourage even bills it as a “netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one.”
Yes, the device does pretty much everything. Users can also write by hand, type notes, add notes to books, and enjoy full-web browsing with Wi-Fi or optional 3G. Based on images released, a “Library” app will be a place to distribute books and other content. Interested consumers can visit EntourageeDGe.com for a simulated demo of how the ereader works.
Anybody interested in this?
- Dimensions: 8.25″ x 10.75″ by 1.0″ (closed)
- Weight: 2.5 lbs.
- Internal Memory: 4 GB (3 GB for user) up to 3000 books
- E-reader File Formats: ePub, PDF
- LCD Touchscreen Display Size: 1024 x 600 (10.1″)
- E-paper Display Size: 9.7″ e-Ink®(1200 x 825), 16 shades of gray
- E-paper Input: Wacom® Penabled®
- Operating System: Linux with Google® Android®
- Connectivity: 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth capability
- Battery Life: Up to 6 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer
- Mobile Modem (optional): EVDO or HSDPA
- External Memory: SD card slot, 2 USB ports
- Audio and Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm each. Includes internal microphone and speakers.
- Audio playback: MP3
- Video playback: MP4, 3GP
- Input: Stylus input on e-paper and touchscreen. Virtual keyboard. Bluetooth keyboard (optional)