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Old 05-04-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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Why the weird capitalization? I think it's very ugly and the lcd screen ratio is all wrong for reading. But that's just my opinion.

Potentially a good idea for those from the U of W study I quoted that used e-ink to read and their computer to write notes or do research at the same time.

Maybe Amazon will do something like this...



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Too bad can't afford it. Something like that would be cool.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:13 AM   #4
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I don't think so. The specs are terrible - resistive touch, low res display, Android 1.6, no WiFi n, etc. I can see why it's being clearanced out.

Hey; if it drops below $100, I might get one for a toy.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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No wifi?

Why do they show Google on it?
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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No wifi?

Why do they show Google on it?
Just b & g; no n.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:00 AM   #7
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No wifi?

Why do they show Google on it?
He's saying it doesn't have 802.11n - it does have 802.11g which would be fine, IMHO. It only comes with Android 1.6, but comments over at woot say that people have installed 2.2 on it.

My own big fear is that you need special apps to take advantage of the second screen.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:29 PM   #8
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I just ordered one, because they had it in red. I figured the bright color would make up for any other deficiencies it has.

Seriously, it looks like an interesting toy and while I don't know exactly what I need it for, I'm sure that will work itself out. I had been looking at the discounted Kobo and Nook readers (<$100) but could not see myself using either device for anything (especially since Kindle will support library borrowing in a few months or so). The PE seems to have other possibilities (e.g. for learning Android development?), and a small but enthusiastic user community. It's probably not going to be a primary device for anything so it doesn't need to be perfect. I've always thought the dual screen form factor was kooky, but now I'll get to see if I was right about that.

There is a reportedly stable 2.2 beta release to work with, and it works with Amazon Appstore. The Entourage web site and forums are up and running, and with any luck they still will be around for at least a few weeks or months, despite rumors of impending demise.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #9
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I really enjoy mine! The two sides work together, and for my household wifi g is plenty good. Lots of apps available for the Android side. The e-ink side is as good as or better than my Sony PRS-900. Can handwrite or draw on e-ink, then turn that into a .pdf and send it from the tablet side. Call up a webpage on tablet, then "push" it over to read on e-ink side.

It's a little chunky, it's not super easy to learn, but if you like reading e-ink and researching (or light gaming ) on LCD it's a great companion. Calendar and journal functions, too. If you can afford to play, you might be pleasantly surprised!

I just hope the entourageedge.com website doesn't get overloaded with new people.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
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Hey RockdaMan... It looks like you use the same avatar on both sites. You might mention to those still on the Entourage.com Forum that the site has stopped accepting registrations for the forum!

So, although Woot sold over 2,000 of them yesterday, and I happily scored one, you WON'T be hearing from any new users there!

I've ready nearly the entire site, and I'm more pleased at my purchase than before, even if the company tanks. I figure I never send back anything for repair anyway -- all new electronics are disposable. At $149, if the thing works like people say, it'll be a good tool.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #11
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You might mention to those still on the Entourage.com Forum that the site has stopped accepting registrations for the forum!
Very interesting. Fits the overall image, though; thanks for letting us know!

And: Welcome to MobileRead, Last_of_the_PEs !

Edit: Ah, seems it was only a quirk in the forums software.

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:04 PM   #12
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I bought one for when I'm on the road and don't want to bring anything expensive. As I understand it you can set it up to work with a mobile broadband modem (I have that already), meaning I can pull up a map or do a quick search and have a fair chance of actually seeing something. 7" screen isn't very big, but lots bigger than my 3-something phone screen.
I can make my own little e-book listing things to remember, directions or whatever and have that on the e-Ink side.
I won't be using it at home. Probably not a whole lot at all, but at that price that's no big deal.
And I do like cool toys!
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #13
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Welcome to the club, Asa!

If you haven't already, you might want to read the enTourage forum posts about using your mobile broadband modem. I think some brands don't work with the Ermine (Froyo beta) upgrade?? Anyway, might be worth a look. http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/forum.php

You will be able to make a mighty cool little book for yourself, I think.
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