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Old 12-22-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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I just saw the Entourage eDGe

I spent some time in the offices of Entourage this afternoon. This isn't a review or even a brief impressions. It's just a note. I will write a longer post but for now I want to say this:

Do not buy the Kindle DX, DR1000S, or the DR800SG. At the very least wait until I after I post my review. Trust me, the eDGe is worth waiting for.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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I spent some time in the offices of Entourage this afternoon. This isn't a review or even a brief impressions. It's just a note. I will write a longer post but for now I want to say this:

Do not buy the Kindle DX, DR1000S, or the DR800SG. At the very least wait until I after I post my review. Trust me, the eDGe is worth waiting for.
Sounds very interesting - can't wait to read the review.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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I spent some time in the offices of Entourage this afternoon. This isn't a review or even a brief impressions. It's just a note. I will write a longer post but for now I want to say this:

Do not buy the Kindle DX, DR1000S, or the DR800SG. At the very least wait until I after I post my review. Trust me, the eDGe is worth waiting for.
Wow, Nate, that is high praise indeed from you. I'll be waiting with bated breath for your review.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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hmmm. very interesting indeed. we'll see what we get after the review.

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #6
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At the very least wait until I after I post my review. Trust me, the eDGe is worth waiting for.
Entourage currently doesnt seem to allow international pre-orders though they mention they are working on it.

I feel the 2 screens maybe inconvenient (at least will be for me). They should consider offering a single eink screen version also.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:03 PM   #7
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I took a look at the site and the first thing that leaped out at me was that they got the screens backwards.



Maybe I'm funny, but I think the E-Ink screen would work best on the right rather than the left.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:09 PM   #8
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I took a look at the site and the first thing that leaped out at me was that they got the screens backwards.



Maybe I'm funny, but I think the E-Ink screen would work best on the right rather than the left.
Thy already thought of that.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:10 PM   #9
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Thy already thought of that.
I assume you can just flip it over. Or maybe it has a way to swap the screen positions.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #10
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Can the LCD screen be turned off to save the battery when all you are doing is reading?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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Can the LCD screen be turned off to save the battery when all you are doing is reading?
I know the answer to this is Yes. you can also fold the screens back to back so it is more like a tablet/reader rather than a book.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #12
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I don't know. I was just looking at the website and the eDGe seems to not really satisfy any need. At almost 3 pounds it's very heavy for use as an ebook reader. Battery life for the e-ink screen is listed as only 16+ hours. As a netbook it doesn't have a keyboard, only a virtual one and probably won't run my Windows applications so I can't work on documents or accounting files away from the office. It seems to strip away the most useful portions of an ebook and a netbook and leave you with something that doesn't quite fit either niche.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #13
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You have certainly peaked my curiosity! I can't wait for your review!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:55 PM   #15
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Oh my, the website has a lovely demo and at this pricepoint I can see purchasing it if I sell some other gadgets.

Really, need to see how functional Android is on a netbook before I consider buying this.
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