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Old 01-27-2010, 11:53 PM   #16
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Very true. I think the Edge would still have the edge. I will also be ordering an Apple ipad as soon as it becomes available.
I agree for the price the Edge is a lot of machine. As for the ipad I have already signed up to be notified when it goes on sale.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:54 AM   #17
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Very true. I think the Edge would still have the edge. I will also be ordering an Apple ipad as soon as it becomes available.
In my opinion it looks like the Edge it's going to kick down the iPad into its boots.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:57 AM   #18
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This was posted yesterday on the Entourage Edge Community site. I thought it would add some points about the Entourage Edge in comparison to the Apple iPad.

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For the same price, the eDGe gives you:
- two screens
- bigger colour screen
- stereo speakers
- dual noise-cancelling microphones
- widescreen aspect ratio
- better battery life as an eReader (16 hours vs 10)
- you can write notes on the eInk side while doing something else on the LCD
side
- webcam
- open-source OS
- third party apps more freely available (not rigourously controlled)
- non-proprietary (DRM’d) eBooks (you can buy eBooks elsewhere and use on eDGe)
- support for Office documents (read/write)
- protective cover built-in (clamshell) at no extra cost
- kickstand built-in (reverse-clamshell) at no extra cost
- easily replaceable battery (plus you can carry extras)
- support for USB devices (without needing a dock/adapter)
- supports any USB/Bluetooth keyboard (doesn’t require custom dock)
- SD card slot (doesn’t require a dongle, gives you up to 32 GB additional storage)
- not just a big iPhone – a genuinely unique device in the
phone/netbook/tablet/laptop spectrum
- over-the-air backup support
- support for handwriting with stylus
- multitasks (runs more than one app at a time)
- supports USB & AC power at the same time, without needing one-at-a-time extra dongles
- Flash (specifically Flash Lite)

If nothing else, I think the folding design is the eDGe’s significant advantage – the iPad’s design is just asking for a smashed LCD and scuff marks.

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Old 01-28-2010, 05:21 PM   #19
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Yeah. If all those features work as advertised (and there is currently no reason to think they wouldn't), the eDGe blows the Apple ipad away... In fact, if the eDGe is as good as I hope it will be, I will immediately buy one for the wife.

I really don't consider the eDGe a dedicated ebook reader as the other devices (it is much more than that). As a matter of fact, I plan to buy another large screen dedicated e-reader device as long as the price is reasonable. Considering the price of the eDGe and of the Apple ipad, it doesn't make sense to pay $500 or more for a dedicated e-book reader device. In my opinion, the battery life alone is just not a good enough reason to spend the same amount of money on a much more limited device.

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Old 01-29-2010, 07:34 AM   #20
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The more I read about this device the more I want one. The only downside is that you don't get as good battery life but 16 hour+ in ereader mode is not to shabby. The fact that the battery is replaceable so you can keep a spare makes it even more attractive.

I think Entourage should point out the screen size more clearly by comparing it with a photo of another big screen reader. Took me a while to figure out that the e-ink sceen is as large as the Kindle DX.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:48 AM   #21
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Guys, I am on the Feb shipment of the Edge. Does anyone know what day in Feb the edge will start to ship? If it's at the turn of the month, most of us should have it next week...
I read that they will start shipping on the 10th...
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Feb 10th? Did you get an email from Entourage about that?
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It's second hand information from a link in the "community" part of the entourage website. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35066954...h_and_gadgets/
Hopefully it wasn't just pulled out of thin air. I tried to ask them (entourage) about it on facebook and they just said "february".
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Ok, thanks. I think that date is as accurate as any so let's go with Feb 10th, which is about 2 weeks away!
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2 LONG weeks away, you mean
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Tom Conklin said in an email to me that they have yet to confirm a date yet for the February shipments and he doesn't know where Feb. 10th in the MSNBC article came from.
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Paul, I guess that means chances are it will not be next week. Probably not until mid month. If they were to start shipping next week, they would already know it.
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That is unless they just want to make it an event.
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2 LONG weeks away, you mean
Oh come on, usually "Ships February" means "we'll try to ship it by the end of February". Feb. 10 would be 17 days earlier than I expected.
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I am thinking something like Feb 20th or so. I would expect it Feb 20+.
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