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enTourage eDGe  (Source: enTourage)
Reader has two screens and can surf the web

EReaders have been hugely popular over the last year and were highly sought after for the holiday season. The demand was so high for some eReaders like the Nook are still sold out. A new eReader is now available for pre-order called the enTourage eDGe. The device has two screens and is billed as the world's first dual-book combining the functions of an eReader, netbook, notepad, and an audio/video reader. The device is able to surf the web, read eBooks, watch video and listen to music.

Books can be transferred to the reader via SD cards or flash drives and it has a mini-USB port for direct transfers from PC or Mac computers. The eDGe has a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1200 x 825 on the eReader side of the machine. The color screen side of the device is 10.11-inches and has a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The reader has integrated Wi-Fi and in the future, the device will support EVDO or HSDPA mobile modems. The device can be used in portrait or landscape modes and it weighs under three pounds. Dimensions of the device are 8.25" x 10.75" x 1" and it has 3GB of integrated storage. The internal battery is replaceable and promises 16 hours of runtime per charge.

The reader will come in blue, white, black, and red colors and can be pre-ordered now for $490. Any color other than blue costs an extra $40. The reader is set to ship in February 2010.

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Very cool!
By cochy on 1/7/2010 2:43:48 PM , Rating: 2
Now if it were multi-touch on the Netbook side they'd have something that would

a) Give HP/MS a run for their money
b) Probably give Apple a run for their money too

The Netbook runs Google Android, so multi-touch support shouldn't be very difficult.

RE: Very cool!
By cochy on 1/7/2010 2:45:30 PM , Rating: 2
Unless I'm wrong and it is multi-touch. Specs say only touchscreen so I'm guessing...

Still looks very nice and the price is decent too.

RE: Very cool!
By Smartless on 1/7/2010 3:29:45 PM , Rating: 2
Well if its an e-reader, it better be easy on the eyes. No point in getting it if its got the same harsh LCD screen. Like people who download the e-reader app for an iphone. Man I think I'd go blind.

RE: Very cool!
By cochy on 1/7/2010 3:34:21 PM , Rating: 2
left side is the e-reader and it's e-ink. So it's like looking at a piece paper.

RE: Very cool!
By PrinceGaz on 1/8/2010 3:11:31 PM , Rating: 2
Try turning down the screen brightness until the background looks similar to how a piece of paper would look at the current room brightness level. Most good eReader apps will allow you to do that easily from within the app itself (for instance Stanza, where you slide a finger up and down the middle of the screen). Once you set the brightness just right, it is almost as good as eInk (except for the fact it is draining the battery steadily, though not so quickly as when it was set much brighter).

Reasonable caps
By nafhan on 1/7/2010 2:09:20 PM , Rating: 5
Am I the only one that would appreciate reasonable capitalization in product names? Seriously, what's wrong with Entourage Edge, and how is EnTourage eDGe an improvement? Maybe they have Lady GaGa secretly naming their products? I'll start a Facebook group, that'll show 'em!

Weighs too much
By ET on 1/7/2010 4:17:17 PM , Rating: 2
I love the concept, but it's too heavy for a reader, and it's not a Windows compatible netbook, which would have made the weight more forgivable.

16 hours of battery
By afkrotch on 1/7/2010 6:45:55 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, that's a whole lot of, not enough time. I charge my ebook like once every week or two and am reading from it constantly.

I haven't a clue what my battery life is in hours. All I know is it's capable of around 7500 page turns.

LoOkS pReTy CoOl
By stlrenegade on 1/8/2010 9:36:44 AM , Rating: 2
ThEy JuSt NeEd To ChAnGe ThE nAmE aBiT mOrE. nOt EnOuGh CaPiTaL lEtTeRs In ThE nAmE.

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