Digital News Report – This was the year for tablets, slates and e-readers at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Dell unveiled their offering, which is tiny compared to other tablets. But will Dell win out over other impressive readers?
The enTourage eDGe is one of those impressive tablets. The Edge opens like a real book so you get twice the display area. But the eDGe is much more than a reader. The company says it includes an audio/video recorder and player. That is one or two fewer devices to carry around with you.
The camera reminds us of a netbook. In fact, the eDGe is a full computer that can access the Internet. According to the company, the “enTourage eDGe™ has built in WiFi® and future support for 3G using an EVDO or HSDPA mobile modem”. How can you beat that?
The computer includes a SD card slot so you can transfer your books and files from one computer to the other without messing with a network.
One of the screens is 1024 x 600 pixels, or 10.1 inches when measured diagonally. The other screen, what they call the e-Reader screen is 1200 x 825 pixels, or 9.7 inches measured diagonally. Rather than a real pushbutton keyboard, the eDGe includes a virtual keyboard, taking advantage of their color trouchscreen display.
If you are not a fan of Windows you will be happy to know that the Entourage uses the Google Android Operating System.
Oh yah, we almost forgot. The Edge includes a calculator and alarm clock.
The readers start at $490. Click here to see their website.
By: Sam Lee