This hybrid of a traditional e-reader and netbook can be yours. It’s powered by Android and can handle internet, ebooks, games, music, videos and notes. Shipment starts within the next few weeks and comes in a variety of different colors.
When asked about how having 2 screens in one device benefits users they point to a few possible scenarios:
* Drag the stylus across grayscale images on the E-Ink screen to view them in color on the LCD screen
* Attach Web pages, notes and video on the WiFi-enabled LCD screen to passages in an e-book
* Export PDF notes or revised documents (such as contracts that are marked up on the E-Ink side) so that they can be emailed to colleagues
* Open hyperlinks or view video embedded in an e-textbook on the netbook side
enTourage eDGe™ Specifications
• Dimensions: 8.25″ x 10.75″ by 1.0″ (closed)
• Weight: approx. 3 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), 8 shades of gray
• E-paper Input: Wacom® Penabled®
• Operating System: Linux with Google® Android®
• Screen Rotation: 90 and 180 degrees
• Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth capability
• Battery Life: 16+ hours utilizing the e-reader screen / up to 6 hours running the LCD screen
• Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer
• External Memory: SD card slot, 2 USB ports
• Audio and Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm each. Includes internal microphone and speakers.
• Audio playback: MP3, WAV, 3GPP, MP4, AAC, OGG, M4A
• Video playback: 3GP, MP4, Adobe Flash Lite (H.264)
• Input: Stylus input on e-paper and touchscreen. Virtual keyboard. USB keyboard (optional)
If you want one of these head over to entourageedge and place your order, they are going fast. Shipping is expected to start in early March and you can get one in Midnight Blue, Piano Black, Ruby Red, Glacier White, and Ice Blue.