enTourage eDGe Goes Quietly into the Night

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The “world’s first dualbook” has taken its final bow, as enTourage has officially closed the eDGe store and tacitly indicated the discontinuation of the line of tablet / eReader hybrids.

enTourage Pocket eDGeWhile the Barnes & Noble NOOK has chosen to walk the line between tablet and eReader, the enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe completely blurred that line. With an eInk screen on one side and a resistive LCD on the other, it was sort of a Frankenstein device that met with limited appeal.

The NOOK blends tablet and eReader features while the eDGe line sewed them together and marketed it for $500. enTourage is directing eDGe and Pocket eDGe owners to the Google ebookstore to continue purchasing content for their devices.

Engadget reports that enTourage has a more traditional slate in the pipeline, which will hopefully be longer lived and more successful than the eDGe and Pocket eDGe.

Source: eDGe Store
Via: Engadget

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