Android Devices

Hands-on with enTourage eDGe dualbook ereader/netbook

January 11, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Netbooks

Hands-on with enTourage eDGe dualbook ereader/netbook

The enTourage eDGe has a strange way of spelling its name but a bit less peculiar set-up than I originally anticipated. The Edge is “the world’s first dualbook” and includes an Android-powered ereader and netbook. Through the use of apps and a few integrated features, it’s also a notepad, audio/video recorder, and media player. The dual screens – one a larger than most 9.7-inch e-ink screen and the other a glare-free 10.1-inch screen that makes it easier to read outdoors – are a unique set-up that distinguished the eDGe from the dozen or so other ereaders I spotted at CES. Below is a hands-on demo of the ereader.

  • 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)