Entourgae’s eDGe is neither an eBook reader and nor is it a netbook. It is what the company calls a ‘Dualbook’, which is essentially the juxtaposition of both an eInk screened eBook reader and a LCD touchscreen bearing netbook/UMPC.
It has been looking very interesting from the very beginning and now some new videos courtesy of netbooknews.de, we can see what we can expect from the device at the very least.
Scheduled for early 2010, the very first version of the eDGe was shown off at an event. Although this version is significantly thicker than what the final product is expected to look like, it shows off very nicely what we can expect from the device.
Both the screens are touch oriented with the eInk screen supporting a digital pen for scribblling directly on to the screen. The LCD touchscreen seems quite responsive in the videos and it certainly looks like the company is on the right track with this.
It was already known that the device uses a Marvell chipset underneath it all. Now we are informed that the processor is an Armada PX168. Entourage has also claimed that the device will be able to playback video in HD quality and it will support true 3D graphics. Although those are not always priorities on a device like this, their presence means that the device will be extremely powerful.
Running Android on the device must’ve been a no-brainer for the developers. The OS truly compliments the device and gives the developers the flexibility that they need in order to make such a unique device work. Overall, the eDGe seems like just the thing that will eliminate the need to carry both an eBook reader and a netbook.