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Old 05-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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And so it ends

The enTourage forums are now gone, as is the enTourage store. www.entourageedge.com posts a simple notice that ebooks are no longer available. The Registration server is still up though, and there's instructions for using Google Books for ebooks and the Amazon App Store for getting apps (happy news for Americans only...).

However, the Knowledge Base tab is there, providing access to support options, so technical support and warranty support apparently are still up.

Indications are that very limited services will continue for the foreseeable future, which likely means at least 4-8 months.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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When I saw the thread title I thought you were referring to the world .
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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Too Bad, but not a major surprise. First I watched IREX go down last year, and now the Edge. In that time there also seems to have been a move away from eInk type devices. It looks like IPad convinced everyone that LCD tablets are the way to go. At CES 2010 there was a ton of eInk devices announced. At CES 2011 it was all about tablets. In fact, I myself have moved to two tabets myself. I use the ASUS EP121 for MS onenote and PDF annotation - it is fantastic, and a viewsonic viewpad 7 for portable ereading, calendar, etc. Also, work issued a playbook, which is actually the best tablet for web surfing - I don't miss my desktop on it at all.

I do miss the edge's 2 page form factor though. I think a two display tablet aimed at the education/business market (with a stylus) still has a lot of potential, but unfortunately, I am not sure that there is much of a room for a start-up given how aggressively the new devices are priced.

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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They didn't wait long after they dumped their stock on Woot! I'm just mad because I chose to post my instructions on how to get the Android Market on the Edge forum rather than xda . . . I wish they had given me some kind of warning . . .

I contacted Entourage to see if I can get an update.zip file with Ermine. Right now, I'm just worried that we'll be stuck with the Golden Update if our devices somehow get hosed (and, of course, this would limit our ability to fiddle around with it).

I've only had the thing for a couple weeks, but I like it. I do have to confess that the e-ink screen seems a bit like a "tablet starter kit." I'd much rather have two LCD screens.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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Uh, the forums are still there, but the store is gone. They are now referring people to amazon.com app store.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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Very sad indeed. Will miss all the forummembers. You all have a good time. And borisb, special thanks to you. You were the first to help the members in a very easy to understand way, even when english is not the native language for the reader. Others were very helpfull too, of course. Many thanks to all!!!!
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #7
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They didn't wait long after they dumped their stock on Woot! I'm just mad because I chose to post my instructions on how to get the Android Market on the Edge forum rather than xda . . . I wish they had given me some kind of warning . . .
Hi,
I've been a silent watcher to the Entourage forums and they were extremely helpful (and still are). I'm in a process of making an exact image of the forums and will post here as soon as it's done the mirrored link - hopefully some will use it and need it.
I don't mean to break any copyrighted or law related rules, I just think that it's fair enough to those of us who use the edge and still believe in its potential.

In the same token, I think it's best if other members will share other sources that are "must have" before we go and say something like what Kennyminot said - I've been there, and it's annoying and frustrating.

So if all goes well, I'll update this thread with the link.
In addition, I'll upload the update.zip files that I have, just in case and as usual, if someone can get the Ermine one, it'll be awesome - hosting on me!
Stay tuned.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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eBay Deal of the Day has the PE selling for 159 from buy.com. I wanted to post this on the EE site but that's where I learnt that the store was closed . Oh well - good while it lasted.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #9
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My decision

I just bought mine about ten days ago. I have been unable to register on the forums, and this is probably why.

The information page where I clicked to purchase this on Amazon is gone. The user comments, always of interest to me and sometimes with essential information, are gone. I talked to an Amazon representative and he said that I could still return my device if I chose, and receive a refund. He said that the comments disappeared because the pages that were maintained by Entourage were closed, and that Amazon would see if it could make the comments available somehow, but he didn't seem very hopeful. My point is that the information is something people rely on from Amazon; Amazon should not let user comments be eradicated so easily.

And it seems to me that the forums are essentially shut down. I have a very cool tip about transferring information from the eink side to the tablet side, which I use to copy info into a mind-mapping program from the eink book I am reading, and I have been unable to post it because registration on the forums is essentially closed, it seemed to me after days of trying.

Let's assume that the forums are essentially gone now or soon will be -- where will the users go? Here? Or is there some other good gathering site I don't know about?
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:40 PM   #10
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Uh, the forums are still there, but the store is gone. They are now referring people to amazon.com app store.
Right you are - the forums can be accessed directly at http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/forum.php.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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Right you are - the forums can be accessed directly at http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/forum.php.
Yes, but try to add a comment as a NEW user not previously registered on the forums. I haven't been able to do it in several days of trying, and I am a fairly stubborn user.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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Right you are - the forums can be accessed directly at http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/forum.php.
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I think you should update the original post and add the forum link.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #13
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What a surprise it was when I logged in to the Entourage site today. Guess we new it was going to happen but sad when it finally does. Thank you Mark and Boris for the information and link to the forums. There is a lot of very good information located in those threads. Makes me wish my skills for "searching" were better.

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Old 05-29-2011, 06:09 PM   #14
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No, it's not you. Entourage's search engine has always stunk...can you say "useless"?
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #15
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Cool As promised

Hello eDGe users,

I just wanted to let you know that the mirror website is up.
Please note that the forums aren't active, they are there for browsing - meaning, no log-in, posting, search etc. functions are available.
I plan to add a search function but can't promise anything.

I hope this will be beneficial and useful to all (I know I still look at it from time to time).

In addition I added a mirror to the support and some files including the newly uploaded Ermine firmware. Just go ahead and check it out.

So no more moments
Oh, and the link is: http://www.ethanphoenix.com/entourageedge/

Enjoy!
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