Oct 20 AT 2:15 PM Clark Wimberly 9 Comments

Attack of Android eReaders

Its been a big week for Android powered eReaders. First we had the Barnes & Noble Nook, followed by the Spring Alex, now enTourage ups the ante with the eDGe. The enTourage eDGe is the world’s first dualbook (trademark, by the way), which means its an eReader and a netbook at the same time.

On the left we’ve got a 9.7in e-paper display capable of displaying 16 shades of gray. On the right is a 10.1in screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution running Android (yes, they are two slightly different sizes). The official site doesn’t have any word on processor or ram so I wouldn’t hold your breath for anything too snappy but the book styling and dual screens make it an interesting choice for casual use. Another sour note is the price, coming it at a hefty $490 (the B&N Nook is $259, by comparison) but if you are really feeling the dualbook vibe then you might be able to justify it. Here is the complete list of specs:

  • 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)
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Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://eanmeldelser.weebly.com Norfeldt

    This is soo cool! This eReader looks awsome!
    hehe.. can it do phone calls???

  • http://simplyblog.net Miguel

    Okay, I see that B&N has a eReader software for Macs, PCs and iPhone, even with this device running Android, will we see an app for Android phone? if so, how soon?

    -Mig

  • http://davehong.yelp.com Dave H.

    Pretty sure I’m springing for a Nook…

  • Who?

    2.5 pounds? Fail.

  • Ross

    The nook does like pretty sweet. Ill wait till the reviews are out for it before i get one.

  • Christopher Silva

    I think this is an interesting design and has merit. This looks like it would be a great tool for a student.

    Nice work Entourage team …

  • A. N.

    I’m pretty sure I’d rather read books on my Droid than have another dedicated device to reading. Although I could see some use for it if I was a college student and could put all of my text books on this device then I would definitely spring for it.

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