This one is simply amazing! eDGe is the first dualbook from enTourage Systems. It combines the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one.
The device is pretty complex with features that will let users read e-books, take digital notes, send emails or instant messages, surf the Internet, watch movies and listen to the music – any time, anywhere. For files transfer and data mobility, you could use the wireless capability or use SD card or a USB flash drive instead.
If you have ever came across the limitations of other e-book readers, the eDGe will let you forget all about it, as this device has a built in netbook capabilities. What the reader can’t, it can!
There are four color options to choose from: the midnight-blue, ruby-red, glacier-white and ice-blue.
Left hand screen is a Wacom Penabled, 9.7-inch e-ink 1200Ã—825 display. Meanwhile on the right-hand side, a 10.1-inch display with 1024Ã—600 touchscreen display. Simply an e-Book Reader on left side and a tablet on right side! What a combination!
Obviously, the e-ink display is for reading e-books and ePub and PDF formats are supported. The color touchscreen, on the other hand, is for Google Android OS. The eDGe has 4GB internal memory that is enough for up to 3000 e-books. It supports WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth connectivity and optional EVDO or HSDPA 3G can be equipped.
enTourage eDGe is able to handle MP3, MP4, 3GP media playback and provides a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has a SD card slot and two USB ports for expansion. A stylus is include for use on e-paper display and touchscreen.
enTourage eDGeâ„¢ Specifications
- 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-InkÂ®(1200 x 825), 16 shades of gray
- E-paper Input: WacomÂ® PenabledÂ®
- Operating System: Linux with GoogleÂ® AndroidÂ®
- 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)
Pre-Order Prices: [ All shipment will commence in February 2010 ]
Midnight Blue version = USD490.-
Ruby Red, Glacier White and Ice Blue versions = USD530.-