enTourage Systems has announced a dual screen 7" tablet that has a color LCD and an eInk display. The Pocket eDGe runs on Google Android OS and has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Here is more info on the Pocket eDGe:
The Pocket eDGe is a compact, multi-purpose, WiFi-enabled device, weighing just 24 ounces as the smallest dualbook available on the market. It is comprised of hinged LCD and E-Ink screens that interact for better communication and engagement with multi-media materials. Available content includes a vast array of e-books, periodicals and music available through enTourage Systems? Web store.
The 7? LCD screen is ideal for Web browsing or viewing videos. The LCD side allows users to send emails to quickly stay in touch and manipulate Microsoft Office documents. Users can take advantage of useful applications that are already incorporated into the software, such as the built-in calendar app which makes it easy for users to keep track of appointments. The Pocket eDGe also operates on the Google Android operating system, providing access to numerous helpful Android applications available at enTourage Systems? application store and other third-party developer sites.
The other side of the product contains a 6? E-Ink screen for accessing any e-books and documents in EPUB. It is also compatible with PDF documents. The E-Ink screen is Wacom Penabled, allowing for easy annotation or note-taking with an included stylus, when the Journal function is activated. With this technology, users can mark up documents, such as notes, recipes or contracts, and then send them as PDFs to friends and colleagues.
Pocket eDGe specs:
* Dimensions: 5.5" x 7.5" x 1.0" closed,11.0" x 7.5" x 0.5" open * Weight: 1.35 lb * Tablet screen: 7.0" WXGA (800x480) * Tablet input: Resistive touch (use finger or stylus on screen), optical finger pad * Reader screen: 6.0? e-Ink (800x600), 16 shades of gray * Reader input: Stylus (Wacom Penabled) * Operating system: Linux with Google Android * Internal memory: 3GB * Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth capability, Ethernet-to-USB adapter available * Screen Rotation: 90 and 180 degrees (tablet), 180 degrees (reader) * Reader file formats: ePub, PDF * Tablet video formats: 3GP, MP4, Adobe Flash Lite (H.264), AVI (DivX or Xvid encoded), MOV, WMV * Tablet audio formats: MP3, WAV, 3GPP, MP4, AAC, OGG, M4A * Keyboard: Virtual keyboard on tablet screen or connect your own by USB * MicroSD card slot * Standard USB port * Mini-USB port with mini-USB-to-USB cable included * Battery life: up to 6 hours, or up to 11 hours using only the reader screen * Camera: 2 megapixel with video capability * Built-in microphone * Built-in stereo speakers * 3.5mm headphone/headset jack (TRRS)
The Pocket eDGe will be available in November 2010 at major online retailers for $399. For more information, please visit www.entourageedge.com