When the dual-screen Entourage Edge first debuted at CES 2010, we were teased with only a semi-functional prototype. But now the hybrid eReader/netbook Android-souled gadget is in the final stages to begin shipping out in the next few weeks, and this is what it will be packing:
- 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)
Built to handle internet, ebooks, games, music, videos and notes, the Edge could appeal to the general consumer, student, or business user; Entourage sees the Edge as being functional for all walks of life. The bad news however, is that compared to say, the Haleron Android tablet, it isn’t cheap at $499.00 to start.
Head to EntourageEdge to see more and check out the 6 available colors.