Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hands On: enTourage eDGe

By Benedict Wee

Gadget-site Gearlog has a hands on preview of enTourage's Android eBook reader and judging from the impressions they have, forking out US$490/NZ$650 doesn't seem too bad when you consider how much netbooks cost in New Zealand.

To refresh your memory, the eDGe is a dual-touchscreen device with a 9.7-inch electronic ink display on one side and a 10.1-inch LCD screen running Android 1.6 (though it might be updated to 2.0) on the other. This means all the standard Android features such as a web browser, media player and more importantly; the app market will be usable from the get go.

The eDGe is WiFi-capable and has Bluetooth but 3G access comes in a module which is sold separately. Its internal storage space is only 3GB though you can always expand it with a SD card and it comes with a standard headphone jack, built-in stereo speakers and a Lithium-ion polymer battery which will power the eBook reader for 16 hours on the e-ink display alone or 6 hours when both screens are in use.

To read more about the preview, hit the link below.


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