Breakthrough in the market of electronic books - two-screen Alex Spring Design, Nook Barnes and Noble, eDGe enTourage Systems and "shock-proof» QUE pr

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In the past few days on the market of electronic books has several interesting products, which are offering to your attention.

Spring Design Company recently introduced its e-book - Alex. The device has two screens at once: 6-inch screen on the basis of electronic ink and 3.5-inch color touch screen for navigation and browsing content, allowing, for example, save web pages for later viewing on e-paper-screen.

Alex can work in 3G networks via EVDO or HSPA, and also has Wi-Fi. For data storage provides a slot for memory cards SD.

According to Spring, e-book should expect to sell by the end of the year.

The next interesting representative of the family of electronic books, which was recently marred, - Nook on the company's Barnes and Noble. The device is aimed compete with Amazon Kindle and is close to it the price - 259 dollars.

Features e-books are similar to Alex: access to web, color touch-screen navigation, e-paper-screen to read. While no precise information, Nook will have 3G, Wi-Fi, or both compounds.

At the moment only Alex and Nook built two displays. The rest of the model on the market have a push-button control and the price at $ 300.

On this, our story about e-books do not end there. Company enTourage Systems introduced the world's first e-book with two screens - eDGe, a device that essentially combined the e-book and netbook / MID. The left part of the device - 9.7-inch display with electronic ink with a resolution of 1200 × 825 pixels, and the right - 10.1-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024 × 600.

"Ink screen" screen designed for reading electronic books and documents Format ePub and PDF. "The touch of the" runs on Android. eDGe has 4GB of internal memory, enough to store 3000 books, supports WiFi 802.11b / g, Bluetooth and an optional EVDO or HSDPA 3G.

enTourage eDGe can play these formats MP3, MP4, 3GP, has a headphone jack to 3.5 mm, slot for memory cards SD, two connectors for USB, stylus.

At enTourage eDGe dark blue set a price of 490 dollars. For red, white and blue will have to lay out an additional $ 40. Sales e-book will be available from February 2010.

Another shining e-book - QUE proReader company Plastic Logic. While little is known: a device with a screen on the electronic ink size 8.5 by 11 inches, has a unique "plastic" shock-proof screen, supports Wi-Fi, 3G, works with documents Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDF

Information about QUE proReader should wait for the CES show in January, where the device and will be presented.