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.
While 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.