Dual Screen Entourage Set For March Launch
The Entourage Edge: It folds up like woah.
- 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)
Content can be dragged from the LCD and the E-ink display and back again. With the Edge, Entourage is clearly hoping to out-flank Amazon (and to a lesser extent, Barnes & Noble) with a "Everything Kindle DX can do + netbook" approach at the same price point. It's a decent plan for the new competitor but the Edge won't just be facing the Kindle. Ironically, even as it competes with the bookseller, it'll be facing down a common threat in the form of the iPad.