The folks at enTourage Systems are looking to squeeze reading, writing and web-browsing capabilities into one portable system with its new Pocket eDGe.
Like the “dual book” eDGe, the Android-powered 24-ounce Pocket eDGe sports hinged resistive touchscreen LCD (800 x 480)and eInk (800 x 600) displays at seven inches and six inches, respectively. The LCD enables access to the Wi-Fi-connected internet and enTourage apps store, while the eInk supports Wacom pen input, which allows for note taking with a stylus. The LCD can be directionally oriented while the eInk is PDF compatible.
The Pocket eDGe measures 5.5 x 7.5 x 1.0 inces closed and 11.0 x 7.5 x 0.5 opened. In addition to b/g Wi-Fi, it also supports Bluetooth. I has a USB port, microSD card slot and 3GB of internal memory. Files supported include PDF and ePub.
The eDGe, which is renowned for targeting of students and education, has access to over 250,000 trade books and 1,300 worldwide newspapers, among other sources.
Also built into the Pocket eDGe are speakers, a microphone and a two-megapixel camera. Currently, enTourage is building up its music library with more than eight million tracks and albums available.
The device will start shipping online this month for $400.